Pseudorca Reinhardt 1862 (false killer whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative spelling: Orca (Pseudorca)

Synonym: Neorca Gray 1871

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Aguirre-Fernández et al. 2009, Ameghino 1889, Barnes 1977, Bianucci 2005, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flower 1867, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Fraser and Purves 1960, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hershkovitz 1966, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, LeDuc et al. 1999, Matsumoto 1926, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Murakami et al. 2014, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Perrin et al. 2013, Pillola and Zoboli 2014, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Stacey et al. 1994, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Pseudorca crassidens Pseudorca yokoyamai Pseudorca yuanliensis

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), India (1), Italy (3), Japan (5), Mexico (1), Namibia (1), New Zealand (2), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: Florida, Oregon, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Japan (1), New Zealand (2), Taiwan (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 27 collections including 28 occurrences

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