Leucopleurus Gray 1866 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative spelling: Lagenorhynchus (Leucopleurus)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1866. Notes on the skulls of dolphins, or bottlnose whales, in the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866:211-216

Parent taxon: Delphinidae according to N. L. Vollmer et al. 2019

See also Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hershkovitz 1966, LeDuc et al. 1999, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Murakami et al. 2014, Palmer 1904, Perrin et al. 2013 and Rice 1998

Sister taxa: Arimidelphis, Australodelphis, Catodontina, Delphininae, Delphinus boryi, Delphinus chilensis, Delphinus leucocephalus, Delphinus maculatus, Delphinus malayanus, Delphinus rhinoceros, Eodelphinus, Globicephalinae, Hemisyntrachelus, Lagenorhynchina, Lagenorhynchus, Lissodelphininae, Monoceratina, Orcaellinae, Orcina, Orcininae, Orcinus, Sotalia, Steninae, Steno, Steno cudmorei, Stenonina, Stenoninae, Trispondylus, Tursiops miocaenus

Subtaxa: Leucopleurus acutus

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Type: Delphinus (Grampus) acutus

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Netherlands (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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