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Subfamily Globicephalinae Gray 1866 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63528

Alternative spellings: Globicephalidae, Globiocephalidae, Globiocephalinae

Synonym: Globiocephalina Gray 1864 (taxon 102803)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1866. Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum 1-402

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

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

Subtaxa: Feresa, Globicephala, Globidelphinidae, Grampidae, Grampus, Orcaella, Peponocephala, Platalearostrum, Protoglobicephala, Pseudorca

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Type: Globicephalus

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore