ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Orcaella heinsohni Beasley et al. 2005 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 183834

Full reference: I. Beasley, K. M. Robertson, and P. Arnold. 2005. Description of a new dolphin, the australian snubfin dolphin Orcaella heinsohni sp. n. (Cetacea, Delphinidae). Marine Mammal Science 21(3):365-400

Belongs to Orcaella according to I. Beasley et al. 2005

Sister taxon: Orcaella brevirostris

Type specimen: QM JM4721, a skeleton. Its type locality is Horseshoe Bay, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Australia.

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore