†family Eurhinodelphinidae Abel 1901 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae

Alternative spellings: Eurhinodelphidae, Eurhinodelphinae, Eurhinodelphininae

Synonym: Rhabdosteidae Gill 1871

Full reference: O. Abel. 1901. Les dauphins longirostres du Boldérien (Miocène supérieur) des environs d'Anvers. Mémoirs Museum Royal Histoire Naturelle Belgique 1:1-95

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

See also Abel 1905, Abel 1914, Abel 1919, Aguirre-Fernández and Fordyce 2014, Barnes et al. 1985, Benoit et al. 2011, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2011, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Carroll 1988, Foekens 2008, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Fornasiero and Del Vavero 2014, Geisler et al. 2011, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gill 1873, Gingerich 2005, Hay 1930, Lambert 2004, Lambert 2005, Lambert 2005, McKenna and Bell 1997, Miller 1923, Muizon 1984, Muizon 1988, Muizon 1991, Myrick 1979, Pilleri 1985, Pilleri 1990, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Simpson 1945, Slijper 1936, Trouessart 1904, True 1908, Uhen et al. 2008, Valerio and Laurito 2012, Van Deinse 1931, Vidal 1991, Whitmore 1984, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxon: Ziphiidae

Subtaxa: Ceterhinops Eurhinodelphis Eurhinodelphis salentinus Iniopsis Mycteriacetus Phocaenopsis Schizodelphis Vanbreenia Xiphiacetus Ziphiodelphis

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Type: Eurhinodelphis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection)

• Neogene of France (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Armenia (1), Austria (2), Azerbaijan (1), Belgium (11), Costa Rica (1), Egypt (3), France (6), Germany (2), India (1), Italy (11), Japan (5), Malta (1), Moldova (1), the Netherlands (6), New Zealand (2), Peru (2), Portugal (2), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (9), Turkey (1), United States (38: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (3), Switzerland (1)

• Oligocene of Azerbaijan (1)

Total: 116 collections including 173 occurrences

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