Tursiops aduncus Ehrenberg 1832 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Delphinus aduncus, Tursiops truncatus aduncus

Synonyms: Delphinus abusalam Ruppell 1842, Delphinus hamatus Wiegmann 1841, Delphinus perniger Blyth 1848, Sotalia gadumu Owen 1866, Sotalia perniger Trouessart 1898, Tursio abusalam Ruppell 1842, Tursiops abusalam Ruppell 1842, Tursiops catalania Gray 1862, Tursiops fergusoni Lydekker 1903, Tursiops nuuanu Andrews 1911

Belongs to Tursiops according to A. E. Moura et al. 2013

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Hassanin et al. 2012, Hershkovitz 1966, Lal Mohan 1988, Mead and Brownell 2005, Perrin et al. 2013, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Turner 1912

Sister taxa: Tursiops astensis, Tursiops australis, Tursiops brochii, Tursiops erebennus, Tursiops osennae, Tursiops subridens, Tursiops truncatus

Type specimens:

  • Tursiops aduncus: Its type locality is Belhosse Island, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Eritrea
  • Delphinus abusalam:
  • Delphinus hamatus:
  • Delphinus perniger:
  • Sotalia gadumu:
  • Sotalia perniger:
  • Tursiops catalania:
  • Tursiops fergusoni:
  • Tursiops nuuanu:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Eritrea (1 collection), New Caledonia (1), Tanzania (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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