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†subfamily Delphininae Flower 1867 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63524

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1867. Description of the skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and the skull of Pontoporia blainvillii, with remarks on the systematic position of these animals in the Order Cetacea. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6:87-116

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

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

Subtaxa: Astadelphis, Delphinina, Delphinus, Etruridelphis, Lagenodelphis, Septidelphis, Sousa, Stenella, Tursiops

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Type: Delphinus

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore