Globicephala macrorhynchus Gray 1846 (short-finned pilot whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Globicephala macrorhyncha, Globicephalus macrorhynchus, Globiocephalus macrorhynchus

Synonyms: Delphinus globiceps Temminck 1841, Globicephala baereckeii Sellards 1916, Globicephala brachypterus Cope 1876, Globicephala melaena sieboldi Gray 1846, Globicephala scammonii Cope 1869, Globicephala sieboldii Gray 1846, Globicephalus baereckeii Sellards 1916, Globicephalus brachypterus Cope 1876, Globiocephalus sieboldi Gray 1846, Globiocephalus sieboldii Gray 1846

Belongs to Globicephala according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

See also Barnes 1977, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1873, Hay 1930, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead and Brownell 2005, Morgan 1994, Olsen 1959, Perrin et al. 2013, Ray 1957, Rice 1998, Scammon and Cope 1869, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sellards 1916, Sherman 1952, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912 and Vidal 1991

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

Type specimens:

  • Globicephala macrorhynchus: BMNH 1946.8.9.2
  • Delphinus globiceps: Leiden Museum, a skeleton. Its type locality is Nagasaki, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Japan.
  • Globicephala baereckeii: USNM 21867, a skull. Its type locality is Codrington Building, DeLand, which is in a Calabrian marine horizon in Florida.
  • Globicephala brachypterus:
  • Globicephala scammonii:
  • Globicephala sieboldii:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Chile (1), French Polynesia (1), India (1), Japan (2), Mexico (1), New Caledonia (2), New Zealand (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), Sri Lanka (1), Taiwan (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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