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Orcaella brevirostris Gray 1866 (Irrawaddy dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 108775

Alternative combinations: Orca (Orcaella) brevirostris, Orca brevirostris, Orcella brevirostris, Phocaena (Orca) brevirostris

Synonyms: Orcaella fluminalis Gray 1871 (no. 129370), Orcella brevirostris fluminalis Gray 1871 (no. 146485)

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

Belongs to Orcaella according to W. F. Perrin et al. 2013

Sister taxon: Orcaella heinsohni

Type specimens:

  • Orcaella brevirostris: BMNH 1454a, a skull. Its type locality is Waltair, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in India.
  • Orcaella fluminalis:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore