Globicephala etruriae Pilleri 1987 (pilot whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Full reference: G. Pilleri. 1987. The Cetacea of the Italian Pliocene 1-160

Belongs to Globicephala according to E. Cioppi 2014

See also Bianucci 1996, Bianucci et al. 1998 and Pilleri 1987

Sister taxa: Globicephala macrorhynchus, Globicephala melas, Globicephala uncidens, Globicephalus karsteni

Type specimen: IGF 1543 v, a mandible (anterior half of mandible). Its type locality is Volterra, which is in a Piacenzian coastal claystone/sandstone in Italy.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Volterra

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