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Orcinus citoniensis Capellini 1883 (killer whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63830

Alternative combinations: Orca citoniensis, Orcinus citoniensies

Full reference: G. Capellini. 1883. Di Un'Orca fossile scoperta a cetona in Toscana. Memorie dell'Accademia delle Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna 4:1-25

Belongs to Orcinus according to M. Murakami et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Orcinus meyeri, Orcinus orca, Orcinus paleorca

Type specimen: MGGCB-1COC17, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Monte Cetona, which is in a Piacenzian marine horizon in Italy.

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore