Globicephalus karsteni Olfers 1839 (pilot whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Delphinorhynchus karsteni, Delphinus karsteinii, Delphinus karsteni, Globiceps karstenii

Full reference: A. Olfers. 1839. Abhandlung über fossile in den Preussischen Staaten gefundene Reste von Cetaceen. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1839:302

Belongs to Globicephalus according to E. L. Trouessart 1904

See also Brandt 1873, Olfers 1839, Pictet 1853 and Trouessart 1898

Sister taxa: Globicephala etruriae, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Globicephala melas, Globicephala uncidens

Type specimen: Its type locality is Bünde, Westfalen, which is in a Neogene marine sandstone in Germany

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Bünde, Westfalen

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