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Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Gill 1865 (Pacific white-sided dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63815

Alternative combinations: Delphinus obliquidens, Sagmatias obliquidens

Synonyms: Delphinus longidens Cope 1866 (no. 129344), Lagenorhynchus ognevi Slensov 1955 (no. 129345)

Belongs to Lagenorhynchus according to J. G. Mead and R. L. Brownell 2005

Sister taxa: Lagenorhynchus albirostris, Lagenorhynchus harmatuki

Type specimens:

  • Lagenorhynchus obliquidens: USNM 1961, 1962, 1963, a skull ( 3 skulls). Its type locality is San Francisco, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in California.
  • Delphinus longidens:
  • Lagenorhynchus ognevi:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 64.0

Estimated body mass: 76.6 kg based on humerus length