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Sotalia fluviatilis Gervais and Deville 1853 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63569

Alternative combinations: Delphinus fluviatilis, Sotalia tucuxi fluviatilis, Steno fluviatilis

Synonyms: Delphinus pallida Gervais 1855 (no. 129104), Delphinus pallidus Gervais 1855 (no. 102396), Delphinus tuchuschi Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 (no. 104341), Sotalia brasiliensis Van Beneden 1875 (no. 69751), Sotalia pallida Gervais 1855 (no. 149110), Sotalia pallidus Gervais 1855 (no. 69749), Sotalia tucuxi Gray 1856 (no. 69748), Sotalia tucuxi pallidus Gervais 1855 (no. 146177), Steno (Tucuxa) tucuxi Gray 1857 (no. 104339), Steno pallidus Gervais 1855 (no. 102397), Steno tucuxi Gray 1857 (no. 102389)

Belongs to Sotalia according to H. A. Cunha et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Sotalia guianensis, Sotalia maculiventer

Type specimens:

  • Sotalia fluviatilis: Its type locality is Rio Maranon, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in Peru
  • Delphinus pallidus:
  • Delphinus tuchuschi:
  • Sotalia brasiliensis: Its type locality is Bahia Rio de Janeiro, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Brazil.
  • Sotalia pallida:
  • Sotalia tucuxi:
  • Steno tucuxi:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore