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Delphinus delphis Linnaeus 1758 (short-beaked common dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64534

Alternative combination: Eudelphinus delphis

Synonyms: Delphinus albimanus Peale 1848 (no. 102405), Delphinus algeriensis Loche 1860 (no. 199022), Delphinus dussumieri Blanford 1891 (no. 146186), Delphinus fluvofasciatus Wagner 1853 (no. 69775), Delphinus forsteri Gray 1846 (no. 69776), Delphinus frithi Blyth 1859 (no. 146185), Delphinus frithii Blyth 1859 (no. 102409), Delphinus fulvifasciatus Wagner 1846 (no. 102415), Delphinus fulvofasciatus Wagner 1846 (no. 128860), Delphinus janira Gray 1846 (no. 69778), Delphinus loriger Wiegmann 1846 (no. 137342), Delphinus major Gray 1866 (no. 69774), Delphinus marginatus Duvernoy 1857 (no. 102402), Delphinus novaezelandiae Quoy and Gainard 1830 (no. 93939), Delphinus pliocaenicus Gervais 1859 (no. 146184), Delphinus pliocaenus Gervais 1859 (no. 69781), Delphinus pomeegra Owen 1866 (no. 69777), Delphinus ponticus Barabash 1935 (no. 129234), Delphinus sao Gray 1846 (no. 93940), Delphinus vulgaris Lacépède 1804 (no. 91916), Delphinus walkeri Gray 1866 (no. 102664), Delphinus zelandae Gray 1843 (no. 199024), Eudelphinus pliocaenus Gervais 1859 (no. 191640)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Delphinus according to R. E. Fordyce and C. D. Roberts 2009

Sister taxa: Delphinus bertini, Delphinus capensis, Delphinus coronatus, Delphinus delannoy, Delphinus dewaeli, Delphinus domeykoi, Delphinus feres, Delphinus lunatus, Delphinus minimus, Delphinus niger, Delphinus pernettyi, Delphinus rikuzenensis, Delphinus tropicalis, Delphinus tursio, Delphinus wasii, Eudelphinus tasmaniensis, Eudelphinus compressus

Subtaxa: Delphinus delphis delphis

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 59.6, radius length 84.0, skull 434.5 x 181.3, ulna length 72.0

Estimated body mass: 119.7 kg based on humerus length, radius length, and ulna length