†subfamily Delphininae Flower 1867 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1867. Description of the skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and the skull of Pontoporia blainvillii, with remarks on the systematic position of these animals in the Order Cetacea. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6:87-116

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

See also Abel 1905, Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes et al. 1985, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Brandt 1874, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, Charlton-Robb et al. 2011, Flower 1867, Foekens 2008, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2011, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kasuya 1973, LeDuc et al. 1999, McKenna and Bell 1997, Miller 1923, Perrin 2001, Perrin 2002, Perrin et al. 2013, Scheffer and Rice 1963, True 1908, Vidal 1991 and Weber 1928

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

Subtaxa: Astadelphis Delphinina Delphinus Etruridelphis Lagenodelphis Septidelphis Sousa Stenella Tursiops

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Type: Delphinus

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), Australia (2), Brazil (4), Cameroon (1), Cape Verde (1), Chile (2), China (2), Denmark (1), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (2), India (6), Italy (2), Japan (6), Malaysia (2), Mexico (5), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (4), New Caledonia (3), New Zealand (3), Panama (1), Peru (1), South Africa (3), Spain (2), Tanzania (3), Turkmenistan (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (11: California, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Azerbaijan (1), Belgium (2), Chile (1), Italy (17), Japan (1), Mexico (3), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (2), Spain (2), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of Australia (1), Madagascar (1), Romania (1), South Pacific (2)

• Miocene of Italy (2), the Netherlands (1), Peru (1), Ukraine (2)

Total: 131 collections including 153 occurrences

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