Orcinus citoniensis Capellini 1883 (killer whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Orca citoniensis, Orcinus citoniensies

Full reference: G. Capellini. 1883. Di Un'Orca fossile scoperta a cetona in Toscana. Memorie dell'Accademia delle Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna 4:1-25

Belongs to Orcinus according to M. Murakami et al. 2014

See also Bianucci 1996, Capellini 1883, Hampe 2006, Heyning and Dahleim 1988, Kellogg 1928, Lydekker 1887, Newton 1891, Pilleri 1987, Pilleri 1988, Pilleri and Pilleri 1982, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxa: Orcinus meyeri, Orcinus orca, Orcinus paleorca

Type specimen: MGGCB-1COC17, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Monte Cetona, which is in a Piacenzian marine horizon in Italy.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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