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Stenella rayi Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 114703

Full reference: F. C. Whitmore and J. A. Kaltenbach. 2008. Neogene Cetacea of the Lee Creek Phosphate Mine, North Carolina. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14:181-269

Belongs to Stenella according to M. Murakami et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Delphinus attenuatus, Stenella attenuata, Stenella clymene, Stenella coeruleoalba, Stenella dubia, Stenella frontalis, Stenella longirostris

Type specimen: USNM 182930, a partial skull (partial subadult cranium). Its type locality is Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, which is in a Zanclean estuary/bay sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina.

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore