Peponocephala Nishiwaki and Norris 1966 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Aguirre-Fernández et al. 2009, Bianucci 2005, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, de Muizon 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Kasuya 1973, LeDuc et al. 1999, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Murakami et al. 2014, Perrin et al. 2013, Rice 1998 and Vidal 1991

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

Subtaxa: Peponocephala electra

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Brazil (1), India (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Caledonia (2), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), Tanzania (1), United States (1: Florida), Western Sahara (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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