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Stenella coeruleoalba Meyen 1833 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82063

Alternative combinations: Delphinus coeruleoalbus, Lagenorhynchus (Electra) coeruleoalbus, Lagenorhynchus caeruleoalbus, Prodelphinus caeruleoalbus, Prodelphinus coeruleoalbus, Stenella caeruleoalba, Stenella coeruleoalbus

Synonyms: Clymene burmeisteri Malm 1871 (no. 112953), Clymene dorides Gray 1866 (no. 102862), Clymene euphrosyne Gray 1846 (no. 102858), Clymenia dorides Gray 1866 (no. 102831), Clymenia euphrosyne Gray 1846 (no. 102825), Clymenia euphrosynoides Gray 1868 (no. 102830), Clymenia novaezelandiae Hector 1873 (no. 112954), Clymenia styx Gray 1846 (no. 102826), Delphinus (Clymene) euphrosyne Gray 1846 (no. 102852), Delphinus amphitriteus Philippi 1893 (no. 112956), Delphinus asthenops Cope 1865 (no. 112951), Delphinus crotaphiscus Cope 1865 (no. 112952), Delphinus euphrosyne Gray 1846 (no. 93938), Delphinus holbollii Nilsson 1847 (no. 112949), Delphinus lateralis Peale 1848 (no. 102417), Delphinus styx Gray 1846 (no. 93937), Delphinus tethyos Gervais 1853 (no. 102413), Prodelphinus amphitriteus Philippi 1893 (no. 146198), Prodelphinus burmeisteri Malm 1871 (no. 146197), Prodelphinus crotaphiscus Cope 1865 (no. 146189), Prodelphinus euphrosine Gray 1846 (no. 146188), Prodelphinus lateralis Peale 1848 (no. 146190), Prodelphinus petersii Lutken 1889 (no. 112955), Stenella aesthenops Cope 1865 (no. 113866), Stenella asthenops Cope 1865 (no. 129507), Stenella euphrosyne Gray 1846 (no. 366056), Stenella styx Gray 1846 (no. 113869), Tursio dorcides Gray 1866 (no. 102666)

Belongs to Stenella according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Delphinus attenuatus, Stenella attenuata, Stenella clymene, Stenella dubia, Stenella frontalis, Stenella longirostris, Stenella rayi

Type specimens:

  • Stenella coeruleoalba: Zoological Museum, Berlin, a skeleton. Its type locality is Rio de La Plata, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in Uruguay.
  • Clymene burmeisteri:
  • Clymenia dorides:
  • Clymenia euphrosynoides:
  • Clymenia novaezelandiae:
  • Delphinus amphitriteus:
  • Delphinus asthenops: ANSP 595, 596, a skull (2 skulls).
  • Delphinus crotaphiscus:
  • Delphinus euphrosyne:
  • Delphinus holbollii:
  • Delphinus lateralis:
  • Delphinus styx:
  • Delphinus tethyos:
  • Prodelphinus petersii:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 58.0, scapula length 122.5, skull 438.0 x 223.1

Estimated body mass: 55.8 kg based on humerus length