Globicephala Lesson 1828 (pilot whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative spelling: Globicephalus

Synonyms: Globiceps Flower 1883, Globiocephalus Gray 1846, Sphaerocephalus Gray 1864

Full reference: R. P. Lesson. 1828. Complement des oeuvres de Buffon ou Histoire Naturelle des Animaux 1:1-660

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Aguirre-Fernández et al. 2009, Ameghino 1901, Barnes 1977, Bernard and Reilly 1999, Bianucci 2005, Bianucci et al. 1998, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, Canto et al. 2010, Carroll 1988, Cioppi 2014, Cope 1890, De Kay 1842, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flower 1867, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2011, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1846, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1863, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hay 1930, Hershkovitz 1966, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, Leatherwood et al. 1976, Leatherwood and Reeves 1982, LeDuc et al. 1999, Lesson 1828, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Murakami et al. 2014, Newton 1891, Nowak 2003, Palmer 1904, Perrin et al. 2013, Pilleri 1987, Reeves et al. 2002, Reeves et al. 2002, Rice 1998, Sathasivam 2004, Scammon and Cope 1869, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Schmidly 1981, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Sylvestre 1998, Tinker 1988, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991, Watson 1981, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Globicephala etruriae Globicephala macrorhynchus Globicephala melas Globicephala uncidens Globicephalus karsteni

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Chile (1), French Polynesia (1), India (1), Italy (2), Japan (4), New Caledonia (3), New Zealand (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Taiwan (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: California, Florida, North Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (2), New Zealand (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of Germany (1), South Pacific (1)

• Miocene of Italy (1)

Total: 39 collections including 40 occurrences

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