Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Globicephala macrorhynchus (short-finned pilot whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Taxonomy
Globicephalus macrorhynchus was named by Gray (1846). It is extant. Its type specimen is BMNH 1946.8.9.2.

It was recombined as Globiocephalus macrorhynchus by Gray (1850) and Gray (1868); it was recombined as Globicephala macrorhyncha by Sherman (1952) and Scheffer and Rice (1963); it was synonymized subjectively with Globicephala melaena by Hershkovitz (1966); it was misspelled as Globiocephalus macrorhynchus by Gray (1866), Gray (1873), Trouessart (1904) and Turner (1912); it was recombined as Globicephala macrorhynchus by Fraser (1950), Barnes (1977), Vidal (1991), Rice (1998), Mead and Brownell (2005), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008) and Perrin et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1841Delphinus globiceps Temminck figs. Plate 27, fig. 1-4
1846Globicephala sieboldii Gray
1846Globicephalus macrorhynchus Gray p. 33
1850Globiocephalus macrorhynchus Gray p. 90
1850Globiocephalus sieboldii Gray p. 90
1866Globiocephalus macrorhynchus Gray p. 320
1866Globiocephalus sieboldii Gray p. 323
1868Globiocephalus macrorhynchus Gray p. 9
1869Globicephala scammonii Cope
1869Globicephala scammonii Scammon and Cope p. 21
1873Globicephalus macrorhynchus Gray p. 144
1876Globicephala brachypterus Cope
1904Globicephalus brachypterus Trouessart p. 770
1904Globicephalus macrorhynchus Trouessart p. 770
1904Globiocephalus sieboldi Trouessart p. 770
1912Globicephalus macrorhynchus Turner p. 119
1916Globicephala baereckeii Sellards p. 107 figs. Plate 14
1930Globicephala baereckeii Hay p. 587
1950Globicephala macrorhynchus Fraser p. 49
1952Globicephala baereckeii Sherman p. 99
1952Globicephala macrorhyncha Sherman p. 99
1959Globicephala baereckeii Olsen p. 67
1963Globicephala macrorhyncha Scheffer and Rice p. 7
1963Globicephala scammonii Scheffer and Rice p. 7
1966Globicephala melaena sieboldi Hershkovitz p. 97
1977Globicephala macrorhynchus Barnes
1991Globicephala macrorhynchus Vidal p. 5
1998Globicephala macrorhynchus Rice p. 120
2005Globicephala macrorhynchus Mead and Brownell p. 728
2008Globicephala macrorhynchus Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 2
2013Globicephala macrorhynchus Perrin et al. p. 571 figs. Table 1

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Odontoceti()
infraorderDelphinida
superfamilyDelphinoidea
familyDelphinidae
subfamilyGlobicephalinae()
genusGlobicephala
speciesmacrorhynchus(Gray 1846)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available