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Subfamily Orcininae Wagner 1846 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63527

Alternative spellings: Orcinae, Orcinae, Orcini

Synonyms: Orcadae Gray 1870 (no. 91959), Orcadina Gray 1868 (no. 102877)

Full reference: J. A. Wagner. 1846. Die Ruderfusser und Fischzigthiere. Die Saugthiere in Abbildungen nach der natur mit Beschribungen von Johann Christian Daniel von Schrebe. Supplementband, Thiel I viii-428

Parent taxon: Delphinidae according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

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, Orcaellinae, Orcina, Orcinus, Sagmatias, Sotalia, Steninae, Steno, Steno cudmorei, Stenonina, Stenoninae, Trispondylus, Tursiops miocaenus

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore