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Delphinus Linnaeus 1758 (common dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36703

Synonym: Eudelphinus Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 (taxon 69771)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

Sister taxa: Astadelphis, Delphinina, Etruridelphis, Lagenodelphis, Septidelphis, Sousa, Stenella, Tursiops

Subtaxa: Delphinus bertini, Delphinus capensis, Delphinus coronatus, Delphinus delphis, Delphinus dewaeli, Delphinus domeykoi, Delphinus feres, Delphinus lunatus, Delphinus minimus, Delphinus niger, Delphinus pernettyi, Delphinus rikuzenensis, Delphinus tropicalis, Delphinus tursio, Delphinus wasii, Eudelphinus compressus, Eudelphinus pliocaenus, Eudelphinus tasmaniensis

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Type: Phocoena phocoena

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore