Australodelphis Fordyce et al. 2002 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Full reference: R. E. Fordyce, P.G. Quilty, and J. Daniels. 2002. Australodelphis mirus, a bizarre new toothless ziphiid-like fossil dolphin (Cetacea: Delphinidae) from the Pliocene of Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 14(1):37-54

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

See also Berta 2017, Fordyce et al. 2002 and Murakami et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Arimidelphis, Catodontina, Delphininae, Delphinus boryi, Delphinus chilensis, Delphinus leucocephalus, Delphinus maculatus, Delphinus malayanus, Delphinus rhinoceros, Eodelphinus, Globicephalinae, Hemisyntrachelus, Lagenorhynchina, Leucopleurus, Lissodelphininae, Monoceratina, Orcaellinae, Orcina, Orcininae, Orcinus, Sagmatias, Sotalia, Steninae, Steno, Steno cudmorei, Stenonina, Stenoninae, Trispondylus, Tursiops miocaenus

Subtaxa: Australodelphis mirus

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Marine Plain (Pliocene of Antarctica)

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