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Delphinus Linnaeus 1758 (common dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36703

Invalid subtaxa: Delphinus (Clymene) tursio Fabricius 1780 [nomen dubium] (no. 102853), Delphinus bertini Desmarest 1817 [nomen dubium] (no. 307815), Delphinus coronatus Blainville 1817 [nomen dubium] (no. 94012), Delphinus lunatus Lesson 1826 [nomen dubium] (no. 307812), Delphinus minimus Lesson 1826 [nomen dubium] (no. 307813), Delphinus niger Lacepede 1818 [nomen dubium] (no. 307810), Delphinus pernettensis Blainville 1817 [nomen oblitum] (no. 142128), Delphinus pernettyi Blainville 1817 [nomen oblitum] (no. 146052), Delphinus tursio Fabricius 1780 [nomen dubium] (no. 93931), Eudelphinus Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 (no. 69771), Eudelphinus tasmaniensis Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 [nomen nudum] (no. 199023), Stenella pernettyi Blainville 1817 [nomen oblitum] (no. 146051), Steno coronatus Blainville 1817 [nomen dubium] (no. 102398)

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, Etruridelphis, Lagenodelphis, Septidelphis, Sousa, Stenella, Tursiops

Subtaxa: Delphinus capensis, Delphinus delannoy, Delphinus delphis, Delphinus dewaeli, Delphinus domeykoi, Delphinus taramelli, Delphinus tropicalis, Delphinus wasii

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Type: Phocoena phocoena

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore