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Sousa plumbea Flower 1884 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 112976

Alternative combinations: Delphinus plumbeus, Sotalia plumbea, Sotalia plumbeus, Steno plumbeus

Synonym: Sotalia fergusoni Lydekker 1903 (taxon 112973)

Belongs to Sousa according to T. A. Jefferson and H. C. Rosenbaum 2014

Sister taxa: Sousa chinensis, Sousa sahulensis, Sousa teuszii

Type specimens:

  • Sousa plumbea: Its type locality is Malabar, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in India
  • Sotalia fergusoni:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 520.9 x 207.8