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Delphinapterus Lacépède 1804 (beluga)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Monodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36699

Alternative spellings: Delphinaster, Delphinopterus

Synonyms: Agrocetus Gloger 1842 (no. 129532), Argocetus Gloger 1842 (no. 112504), Beluga Rafinesque 1815 (no. 65076), Delphinaptera Bowdich 1821 (no. 112500), Delphis Wagler 1830 (no. 112503)

Full reference: B. Lacépède. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

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

Sister taxa: Bohaskaia, Delphinapterinae, Denebola, Haborodelphis, Monodon, Monodontinae

Subtaxa: Delphinapterus leucas, Delphinapterus senedetta

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Type: Delphinapterus leucas

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore