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Protoglobicephala Aguirre-Fernández et al. 2009 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 153755

Full reference: G. Aguirre-Fernández, L. G. Barnes, F. J. Aranda-Manteca and J. R. Fernández-Rivera. 2009. Protoglobicephala mexicana, a new genus and species of Pliocene fossil dolphin (Cetacea; Odontoceti; Delphinidae) from the Gulf of California, Mexico. Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica Mexicana 61(2):245-265

Parent taxon: Globicephalinae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Feresa, Globicephala, Globidelphinidae, Grampidae, Grampus, Orcaella, Peponocephala, Platalearostrum, Pseudorca

Subtaxa: Protoglobicephala mexicana

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore