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Sagmatias obscurus Gray 1828 (dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63818

Alternative combinations: Clymene obscurua, Clymenia obscura, Delphinus (Grampus) obscurus, Delphinus obscurus, Lagenorhynchus obscurus, Tursio obscurus, Tursiops obscurus

Synonyms: Clymenia similis Gray 1868 (no. 102833), Delphinus fitzroyi Waterhouse 1838 (no. 129351), Delphinus superciliosus Lesson and Garnot 1826 (no. 129349), Lagenorhynchus fitzroyi Waterhouse 1838 (no. 146465), Lagenorhynchus similis Gray 1868 (no. 146471), Lagenorhynchus supercilliosus Lesson and Garnot 1826 (no. 146469), Lissodelphis panope Canto 1896 (no. 146202), Phocaena homei Smith 1828 (no. 146470), Tursio panope Canto 1896 (no. 129367)

Belongs to Sagmatias according to W. F. Perrin et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Sagmatias australis, Sagmatias cruciger

Type specimens:

  • Sagmatias obscurus: BMNH 41.1733
  • Clymenia similis:
  • Delphinus fitzroyi:
  • Delphinus superciliosus:
  • Lagenorhynchus similis:
  • Phocaena homei:
  • Tursio panope:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 55.0, scapula length 122.0

Estimated body mass: 47.0 kg based on humerus length