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Australodelphis Fordyce et al. 2002 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 62936

Full reference: R. E. Fordyce, P.G. Quilty, and J. Daniels. 2002. Australodelphis mirus, a bizarre new toothless ziphiid-like fossil dolphin (Cetacea: Delphinidae) from the Pliocene of Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 14(1):37-54

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

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

Subtaxa: Australodelphis mirus

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore