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Delphinus Linnaeus 1758 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Invalid subtaxa: Delphinus (Clymene) tursio Fabricius 1780 [nomen dubium], Delphinus dewaeli Vanden Broeck 1874 [nomen dubium], Delphinus pernettensis Blainville 1817 [nomen oblitum], Delphinus pernettyi Blainville 1817 [nomen oblitum], Delphinus tursio Fabricius 1780 [nomen dubium], Delphinus wasii Vanden Broeck 1874 [nomen dubium], Eudelphinus Van Beneden and Gervais 1880, Eudelphinus tasmaniensis Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 [nomen nudum], Lagenodelphis Fraser 1956, Stenella pernettyi Blainville 1817 [nomen oblitum], Tursiops Gervais 1855

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Stockholm) 1-823

Parent taxon: Delphininae according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Sagmatias, Sousa, Stenella

Subtaxa: Delphinus attenuata, Delphinus capensis, Delphinus dationum, Delphinus delphis, Delphinus domeykoi, Delphinus tropicalis, Delphinus truncatus, Eudelphinus compressus, Eudelphinus pliocaenus, Lagenodelphis hosei, Tursiops aduncus, Tursiops astensis, Tursiops brocchii, Tursiops capellinii, Tursiops osennae

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Type: Delphinus delphis

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore