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Stenella frontalis Cuvier 1829 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82056

Alternative combination: Delphinus frontalis

Invalid subtaxa: Clymene doris Gray 1846 (no. 102861), Clymenia doris Gray 1846 (no. 102829), Delphinus (Delphinorhynchus) pernettensis Blainville 1817 [replaced name] (no. 142130), Delphinus (Delphinorhynchus) pernettyi Blainville 1817 [replaced name] (no. 364687), Delphinus doris Gray 1846 (no. 93935), Delphinus frenatus Gray 1846 (no. 93936), Delphinus froenatus Cuvier 1836 (no. 112983), Delphinus mediterraneus Loche 1860 (no. 112950), Delphinus plagiodon Cope 1866 (no. 68455), Prodelphinus frenatus Gray 1846 (no. 146195), Prodelphinus plagiodon Cope 1866 (no. 146191), Stenella plagiodon Cope 1866 (no. 149108), Tursio doris Gray 1846 (no. 102652), Tursio frenatus Gray 1846 (no. 102653)

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

Sister taxa: Delphinus attenuatus, Stenella attenuata, Stenella clymene, Stenella coeruleoalba, Stenella dubia, Stenella longirostris, Stenella rayi

Type specimens:

  • Stenella frontalis: Its type locality is Boa Vista, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Cape Verde
  • Delphinus (Delphinorhynchus) pernettyi:
  • Delphinus doris:
  • Delphinus frenatus:
  • Delphinus froenatus:
  • Delphinus mediterraneus:
  • Delphinus plagiodon:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore