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Orcinus Fitzinger 1860 (killer whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36787

Invalid subtaxa: Gladiator Gray 1870 (no. 112451), Ophesia Gray 1868 (no. 91960), Ophysia Gray 1868 (no. 103940), Orca Gray 1846 [replaced name] (no. 66120), Orca (Gladiator) Gray 1870 (no. 112448), Orca (Ophysia) Gray 1868 (no. 91963), Phocaena (Orca) Gray 1846 [replaced name] (no. 102684)

Full reference: L. J. Fitzinger. 1860. Wissenschaftlich-populäre Naturgeschichte der Säugethiere in ihren sämmtlichen Hauptformen. Nebst einer Einleitung in die Naturgeschichte überhaupt und in die Lehre von den Thieren insbesondere. VI. Band

Parent taxon: Delphinidae according to M. Murakami et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Arimidelphis, Australodelphis, Catodontina, Delphininae, Delphinus boryi, Delphinus chilensis, Delphinus leucocephalus, Delphinus maculatus, Delphinus malayanus, Delphinus rhinoceros, Eodelphinus, Globicephalinae, Hemisyntrachelus, Lagenorhynchina, Leucopleurus, Lissodelphininae, Monoceratina, Orcaellinae, Orcina, Orcininae, Sagmatias, Sotalia, Steninae, Steno, Steno cudmorei, Stenonina, Stenoninae, Trispondylus, Tursiops miocaenus

Subtaxa: Orcinus citoniensis, Orcinus meyeri, Orcinus orca, Orcinus paleorca

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore