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Globicephala Lesson 1828 (pilot whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36721

Alternative spelling: Globicephalus

Synonyms: Globiceps Flower 1883 (no. 104109), Globiocephalus Gray 1846 (no. 102699), Sphaerocephalus Gray 1864 (no. 91958)

Full reference: R. P. Lesson. 1828. Complement des oeuvres de Buffon ou Histoire Naturelle des Animaux 1:1-660

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

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

Subtaxa: Globicephala etruriae, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Globicephala melas, Globicephala uncidens, Globicephalus karsteni

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore