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Subfamily Orcaellinae Nishiwaki 1963 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 182353

Alternative spellings: Orcaellidae, Orcellidae

Full reference: M. Nishiwaki. 1963. Taxonomical consideration on genera of Delphinidae. Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Instititute 17:93-104

Parent taxon: Delphinidae according to G. Bianucci and W. Landini 2007

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore