Orcaella Gray 1866 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative spelling: Orca (Orcaella)

Synonym: Orcella Anderson 1871

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1866. Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum 1-402

Parent taxon: Globicephalinae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, de Muizon 1988, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2011, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hershkovitz 1966, Kasuya 1973, LeDuc et al. 1999, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Murakami et al. 2014, Palmer 1904, Perrin et al. 2013, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912 and Weber 1928

Sister taxa: Feresa, Globicephala, Globidelphinidae, Grampidae, Grampus, Peponocephala, Platalearostrum, Protoglobicephala, Pseudorca

Subtaxa: Orcaella brevirostris Orcaella heinsohni

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Type: Orcaella brevirostris

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Bangladesh (1), India (2), Vietnam (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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