Eurhinodelphis longirostris Du Bus 1867 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae

Alternative combinations: Rhabdosteus longirostris, Schizodelphis longirostris

Synonyms: Eurhinodelphis ambiguus Du Bus 1867, Eurhinorhynchus ambiguus Du Bus 1867, Priscodelphinus elegans Du Bus 1872, Priscodelphinus pulvinatus Du Bus 1872

Full reference: B. Du Bus. 1867. Sur quelques mammiferes du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 24:562-577

Belongs to Eurhinodelphis according to O Lambert 2004

See also Abel 1901, Abel 1902, Abel 1905, Bianucci and Landini 2002, Du Bus 1867, Du Bus 1872, Lambert 2005, Muizon 1988, Myrick 1979, Palmer 1904, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxon: Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi

Type specimens:

  • Eurhinodelphis longirostris: MRHN 3249. Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Eurhinodelphis ambiguus: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Priscodelphinus elegans: IRSNB 3244, a partial skull. Its type locality is Vieux-Dieu, which is in a Langhian/Serravallian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Berchem Formation of Belgium.
  • Priscodelphinus pulvinatus: IRSNB 3239, a partial skull. Its type locality is Vieux-Dieu, which is in a Langhian/Serravallian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Berchem Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection)

• Miocene of Belgium (2), Italy (1), the Netherlands (3), Turkey (1), United States (3: Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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