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Hemisyntrachelus Brandt 1873 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36724

Alternative spellings: Delphinapterus (Hemisyntrachelus), Hemisynthachelus

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1873. Untersuchungen über die fossilen und subfossilen cetaceen Europa's. Mémoires de L'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg, Series 7 20(1):1-372

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

Sister taxa: Arimidelphis, Australodelphis, Catodontina, Delphininae, Delphinus boryi, Delphinus chilensis, Delphinus leucocephalus, Delphinus maculatus, Delphinus malayanus, Delphinus rhinoceros, Eodelphinus, Globicephalinae, Lagenorhynchina, Leucopleurus, Lissodelphininae, Monoceratina, Orcaellinae, Orcina, Orcininae, Orcinus, Sagmatias, Sotalia, Steno, Steno cudmorei, Stenonina, Stenoninae, Trispondylus, Tursiops miocaenus, Sotaliinae

Subtaxa: Hemisyntrachelus cortesii, Hemisyntrachelus oligodon

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Type: Delphinus cortesii

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore