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Globicephala macrorhynchus Gray 1846 (short-finned pilot whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69995

Alternative combinations: Globicephala macrorhyncha, Globicephalus macrorhynchus, Globiocephalus macrorhynchus

Synonyms: Delphinus globiceps Temminck 1841 (no. 142137), Globicephala baereckeii Sellards 1916 (no. 69971), Globicephala brachypterus Cope 1876 (no. 129236), Globicephala melaena sieboldi Gray 1846 (no. 103648), Globicephala scammonii Cope 1869 (no. 129237), Globicephala sieboldii Gray 1846 (no. 93908), Globicephalus baereckeii Sellards 1916 (no. 69230), Globicephalus brachypterus Cope 1876 (no. 146496), Globiocephalus sieboldi Gray 1846 (no. 146494), Globiocephalus sieboldii Gray 1846 (no. 102707)

Belongs to Globicephala according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Globicephala etruriae, Globicephala melas, Globicephala uncidens, Globicephalus karsteni

Type specimens:

  • Globicephala macrorhynchus: BMNH 1946.8.9.2
  • Delphinus globiceps: Leiden Museum, a skeleton. Its type locality is Nagasaki, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Japan.
  • Globicephala baereckeii: USNM 21867, a skull. Its type locality is Codrington Building, DeLand, which is in a Calabrian marine horizon in Florida.
  • Globicephala brachypterus:
  • Globicephala scammonii:
  • Globicephala sieboldii:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 141.7, scapula length 265.0

Estimated body mass: 995.0 kg based on humerus length