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Cephalorhynchus eutropia Gray 1846 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82042

Alternative combinations: Delphinus eutropia, Tursio eutropia

Synonyms: Cephalorhynchus albiventris Perez Canto 1893 (no. 146479), Cephalorhynchus obtusata Philippi 1893 (no. 146482), Cephalorhynchus platyrhinus Perez Canto 1896 (no. 146481), Eutropia dickiei Gray 1866 (no. 102835), Phocaena albiventris Perez Canto 1893 (no. 129229), Phocoena obtusata Philippi 1893 (no. 129230), Tursio platyrhinus Perez Canto 1896 (no. 146480)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

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

Sister taxa: Cephalorhynchus commersoni, Cephalorhynchus heavisidii, Cephalorhynchus hectori

Type specimens:

  • Cephalorhynchus eutropia: BM(NH) 936a-49.5.25.2, a skull. Its type locality is Straits of Magellan, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Argentina.
  • Cephalorhynchus platyrhinus:
  • Eutropia dickiei:
  • Phocaena albiventris:
  • Phocoena obtusata:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore