Delphinapterus Lacépède 1804 (beluga)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Monodontidae

Alternative spellings: Delphinaster, Delphinopterus

Synonyms: Agrocetus Gloger 1842, Argocetus Gloger 1842, Beluga Rafinesque 1815, Delphinaptera Bowdich 1821, Delphis Wagler 1830

Full reference: B. Lacépède. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

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

See also Abel 1905, Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1984, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Brandt 1873, Brandt 1874, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, Carroll 1988, Cope 1890, de Muizon 1988, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flower 1867, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gorjanovic-Kramberger 1892, Gray 1825, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1863, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Hershkovitz 1966, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Miller 1923, Murakami et al. 2014, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Reeves and Tracey 1980, Rice 1998, Scammon and Cope 1869, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Stewart and Stewart 1989, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Bohaskaia, Delphinapterinae, Denebola, Monodon, Monodontinae

Subtaxa: Delphinapterus leucas Delphinapterus senedetta

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Type: Delphinapterus leucas

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Canada (15: New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), Denmark (7), Greenland (1), Japan (1), the Netherlands (4), the Russian Federation (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (8: Alaska, New York, Vermont)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 47 collections including 51 occurrences

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