Globicephala uncidens Lankester 1864 (pilot whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Delphinus (Phocaena) uncidens, Delphinus uncidens, Globicephalus uncidens

Synonyms: Delphinus (Phocaena) orcoides Lankester 1864, Delphinus orcoides Lankester 1864, Globicephalus orcoides Lankester 1864

Full reference: E. R. Lankester. 1864. On new Mammalia from the Red Crag. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:353-360

Belongs to Globicephala according to H. J. Bernard and S. B. Reilly 1999

See also Cigala-Fulgosi and Pilleri 1985, Lankester 1864, Lydekker 1887, Newton 1891, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxa: Globicephala etruriae, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Globicephala melas, Globicephalus karsteni

Type specimens:

  • Globicephala uncidens: Its type locality is Woodbridge, which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in the Red Crag Formation of the United Kingdom
  • Globicephalus orcoides:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of the United Kingdom (1)

• Miocene of Italy (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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