Sousa sahulensis Jefferson and Rosenbaum 2014 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Full reference: T. A. Jefferson and H. C. Rosenbaum. 2014. Taxonomic revision of the humpback dolphins (Sousa spp.), and description of a new species from Australia. Marine Mammal Science 30(4):1494-1541

Belongs to Sousa according to T. A. Jefferson and H. C. Rosenbaum 2014

Sister taxa: Sousa chinensis, Sousa plumbea, Sousa teuszii

Type specimen: MTQ JM20036, a skull. Its type locality is Saunders Beach, which is in a Holocene marine horizon in Australia.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Saunders Beach

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