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Sousa chinensis Osbeck 1765 (Chinese white dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63566

Alternative combinations: Delphinus chinensis, Sotalia chinensis, Steno chinensis

Synonyms: Delphinus (Steno) lentiginosus Owen 1866 (no. 103705), Delphinus sinensis Desmarest 1822 (no. 112970), Sotalia borneensis Lydekker 1901 (no. 94784), Sotalia lentiginosa Owen 1866 (no. 94785), Sotalia lentiginosus Owen 1866 (no. 69743), Sotalia sinensis Desmarest 1822 (no. 69744), Sousa borneensis Lydekker 1901 (no. 112975), Sousa huangi Wang Peilie 1999 (no. 129506), Sousa lentiginosa Iredale and Troughton 1934 (no. 112974), Steno lentiginosus Owen 1866 (no. 102818), Stenopontistes zambesicus Mirando Ribeiro 1936 (no. 149109), Stenopontistes zambezicus Mirando Ribeiro 1936 (no. 70034), Stenopontisties zambezicus Mirando Ribeiro 1936 (no. 69703)

Belongs to Sousa according to T. A. Jefferson and H. C. Rosenbaum 2014

Sister taxa: Sousa plumbea, Sousa sahulensis, Sousa teuszii

Type specimens:

  • Sousa chinensis: none designated (Hershkovitz, 1966). Its type locality is Bahia Rio de Janeiro, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Brazil.
  • Delphinus (Steno) lentiginosus: Its type locality is Waltair, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in India.
  • Delphinus sinensis:
  • Sotalia borneensis: Its type locality is Sarawak, which is in a Holocene fluvial-deltaic horizon in Malaysia.
  • Sousa huangi:
  • Sousa lentiginosa:
  • Stenopontistes zambezicus:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 505.3 x 212.7