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Sagmatias obliquidens Gill 1865 (Pacific white-sided dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63816

Alternative combinations: Delphinus obliquidens, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens

Synonyms: Delphinus longidens Cope 1866 (no. 129344), Lagenorhynchus ognevi Slensov 1955 (no. 129345)

Belongs to Sagmatias according to N. L. Vollmer et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Sagmatias amblodon, Sagmatias australis, Sagmatias cruciger, Sagmatias obscurus

Type specimens:

  • Sagmatias obliquidens: USNM 1961, 1962, 1963, a skull ( 3 skulls). Its type locality is San Francisco, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in California.
  • Delphinus longidens:
  • Lagenorhynchus ognevi:

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 64.0

Estimated body mass: 76.6 kg based on humerus length