Subfamily Globicephalinae Gray 1866 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative spellings: Globicephalidae, Globiocephalidae, Globiocephalinae

Synonym: Globiocephalina Gray 1864

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1866. Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum 1-402

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Aguirre-Fernández et al. 2009, Barnes et al. 1985, Foekens 2008, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Kasuya 1973, LeDuc et al. 1999, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Perrin et al. 2013, Rice 1998 and Vidal 1991

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

Subtaxa: Feresa Globicephala Globidelphinidae Grampidae Grampus Orcaella Peponocephala Platalearostrum Protoglobicephala Pseudorca

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Type: Globicephalus

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), Antarctica (1), Argentina (2), Australia (6), Bangladesh (1), Brazil (4), Chile (2), France (1), French Polynesia (1), India (6), Italy (6), Japan (11), Mexico (2), Namibia (1), New Caledonia (5), New Zealand (5), Peru (3), Portugal (4), South Africa (5), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Taiwan (1), Tanzania (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (11: California, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina), Vietnam (1), Western Sahara (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (2)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), Japan (3), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (2), Taiwan (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: California, North Carolina)

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

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of Australia (1), Germany (1), Madagascar (1), South Pacific (4)

• Miocene of Italy (1), Peru (1), Spain (1)

Total: 123 collections including 130 occurrences

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