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Platanista gangetica Leebeck 1801 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Platanistidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63565

Alternative combinations: Delphinus gangetica, Delphinus gangeticus, Susu gangetica

Synonyms: Delphinorhynchus gangeticus Lesson 1827 (no. 69684), Delphinus rostratus Shaw 1804 (no. 69675), Delphinus shawensis Blainville 1817 (no. 69685), Platanista indi Blyth 1859 (no. 69686), Susu platanista Lesson 1828 (no. 104334)

Belongs to Platanista according to A. Boersma and N. D. Pyenson 2016

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Platanista gangetica minor

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Type specimens:

  • Platanista gangetica: Its type locality is Hooghly River, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in India
  • Delphinorhynchus gangeticus:
  • Delphinus rostratus:
  • Delphinus shawensis:
  • Platanista indi:
  • Susu platanista:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 410.0 x 159.2