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Globicephala uncidens Lankester 1864 (pilot whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 110943

Alternative combinations: Delphinus (Phocaena) uncidens, Delphinus uncidens, Globicephalus uncidens

Synonyms: Delphinus (Phocaena) orcoides Lankester 1864 (no. 89209), Delphinus orcoides Lankester 1864 (no. 295057), Globicephalus orcoides Lankester 1864 (no. 69784)

Full reference: E. R. Lankester. 1864. On new Mammalia from the Red Crag. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:353-360

Belongs to Globicephala according to H. J. Bernard and S. B. Reilly 1999

Sister taxa: Globicephala etruriae, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Globicephala melas, Globicephalus karsteni

Type specimens:

  • Globicephala uncidens: Its type locality is Woodbridge, which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in the Red Crag Formation of the United Kingdom
  • Globicephalus orcoides:

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore