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Delphinus delphis Linnaeus 1758 (short-beaked common dolphin)

Amniota - Therapsida - Delphinidae

Alternative combination: Eudelphinus delphis

Synonyms: Delphinus albimanus Peale 1848, Delphinus algeriensis Loche 1860, Delphinus dussumieri Blanford 1891, Delphinus fluvofasciatus Wagner 1853, Delphinus forsteri Gray 1846, Delphinus frithi Blyth 1859, Delphinus frithii Blyth 1859, Delphinus fulvifasciatus Wagner 1846, Delphinus fulvofasciatus Wagner 1846, Delphinus janira Gray 1846, Delphinus loriger Wiegmann 1846, Delphinus major Gray 1866, Delphinus marginatus Duvernoy 1857, Delphinus novaezelandiae Quoy and Gainard 1830, Delphinus pomeegra Owen 1866, Delphinus ponticus Barabash 1935, Delphinus sao Gray 1846, Delphinus vulgaris Lacepede 1804, Delphinus walkeri Gray 1866, Delphinus zelandae Gray 1843

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

Belongs to Delphinus according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Delphinus attenuata, Delphinus capensis, Delphinus domeykoi, Delphinus tropicalis, Eudelphinus compressus, Eudelphinus pliocaenus

Subtaxa: Delphinus delphis delphis

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 59.6, radius length 84.0, skull 434.5 x 181.3, ulna length 72.0

Estimated body mass: 119.7 kg based on humerus length, radius length, and ulna length