Sagmatias obscurus Gray 1828 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Clymene obscurua, Clymenia obscura, Delphinus (Grampus) obscurus, Delphinus obscurus, Lagenorhynchus obscurus, Tursio obscurus, Tursiops obscurus

Synonyms: Clymenia similis Gray 1868, Delphinus breviceps Jacquinot and Pucheran 1853, Delphinus breviceps Wiegmann 1840, Delphinus fitzroyi Waterhouse 1838, Lagenorhynchus breviceps Jacquinot and Pucheran 1853, Lagenorhynchus fitzroyi Waterhouse 1838, Lagenorhynchus similis Gray 1868, Lagenorhynchus thicolea breviceps Jacquinot and Pucheran 1853, Lissodelphis panope Canto 1896, Prodelphinus petersii Reinhardt 1889, Tursio panope Canto 1896

Belongs to Sagmatias according to N. L. Vollmer et al. 2019

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Ameghino 1889, Archer and Perrin 1999, Fraser and Purves 1960, Gray 1846, Gray 1866, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Jefferson 2021, LeDuc et al. 1999, Mead and Brownell 2005, Nilsson 1847, Oliver 1922, Perrin et al. 2013, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Scott 1873 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxa: Sagmatias amblodon, Sagmatias australis, Sagmatias cruciger, Sagmatias obliquidens

Subtaxa: Lagenorhynchus obscurus posidonia

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Type specimens:

  • Sagmatias obscurus: BMNH 41.1733, a skeleton
  • Clymenia similis:
  • Delphinus breviceps:
  • Delphinus breviceps:
  • Delphinus fitzroyi:
  • Lagenorhynchus similis:
  • Prodelphinus petersii:
  • Tursio panope:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Cape of Good Hope (Quaternary of South Africa)

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