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Orcaella Gray 1866 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 103938

Alternative spelling: Orca (Orcaella)

Synonym: Orcella Anderson 1871 (taxon 134385)

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

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

Sister taxa: Feresa, Globicephala, Globidelphinidae, Grampidae, Grampus, Peponocephala, Platalearostrum, Protoglobicephala, Pseudorca

Subtaxa: Orcaella brevirostris, Orcaella heinsohni

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Type: Orcaella brevirostris

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore