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Lissodelphis peronii Lacépède 1804 (southern right whale dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82071

Alternative combinations: Delphinapterus peronii, Delphinus peronii, Lissodelphis peroni, Lissodelphis peroni peroni

Synonyms: Delphinapterus lessonii Philippi 1893 (no. 112917), Delphinus bicolor Gray 1846 (no. 112915), Delphinus leucoramphus Peron 1804 (no. 112914), Lissodelphis chiloensis Philippi 1900 (no. 146201), Prodelphinus gervaisi Trouessart 1898 (no. 112918), Prodelphinus leucorhamphus Peron 1804 (no. 112916), Tursio chiloensis Philippi 1900 (no. 146200)

Full reference: B. Lacépède. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

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

Sister taxa: Lissodelphis borealis, Lissodelphis fockii

Type specimens:

  • Lissodelphis peronii: Its type locality is Van Diemen's Land, south, which is in a Holocene marine horizon in Australia
  • Delphinapterus lessonii:
  • Delphinus bicolor:
  • Delphinus leucoramphus:
  • Lissodelphis chiloensis:
  • Prodelphinus gervaisi:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore