Dagonodum

Benjamin Ramassamy, 2016, Description of a new long-snouted beaked whale from the Late Miocene of Denmark: evolution of suction feeding and sexual dimorphism in the Ziphiidae (Cetacea: Odontoceti), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Societ 178, pp. 381-409: 382

publication ID

10.1111/zoj.12418

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AB87AC-4F2B-FFAB-D7F8-F938FE78FEF1

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Dagonodum
status

GEN. NOV.

DAGONODUM  GEN. NOV.

Type species. Dagonodum mojnum  sp. nov.

Diagnosis. As for the type species.

Etymology of genus name. Dagon refers to the Canaanite divinity of crop fertility pictured as a fish-god and a fictive divinity related to the deep sea created by the American author H. P. Lovecraft. Stratigraphic and geographic distribution. See Horizon and locality section.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Cetacea

Family

Ziphiidae