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Globicephala (pilot whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Taxonomy
Globicephala was named by Lesson (1828) [Sepkoski's age data: Q Plei R]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Globicephalinae.

It was corrected as Globicephalus by Zittel (1925).

It was assigned to Delphinina by Gray (1846); to Orcini by Fraser and Purves (1960); to Delphininae by Flower (1867), Gill (1872), Weber (1928), Hay (1930) and Scheffer and Rice (1963); to Globicephalidae by Gray (1870) and Watson (1981); to Cetacea by Sepkoski (2002); to Orcininae by Buchholtz and Schur (2004) and Bianucci (2005); to Delphinidae by Lesson (1828), De Kay (1842), Gray (1846), Gray (1863), Scammon and Cope (1869), Lydekker (1887), Cope (1890), Newton (1891), Trouessart (1898), Ameghino (1901), Trouessart (1904), Turner (1912), Zittel (1925), Kellogg (1928), Simpson (1945), Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott (1951), Sherman (1952), Hershkovitz (1966), Leatherwood et al. (1976), Barnes (1977), Schmidly (1981), Leatherwood and Reeves (1982), Pilleri (1987), Tinker (1988), Carroll (1988), Bianucci et al. (1998), Sylvestre (1998), Rice (1998), Nowak (2003), Sathasivam (2004), Mead and Brownell (2005), Whitmore and Kaltenbach (2008), Uhen et al. (2008), Fordyce and Roberts (2009), Canto et al. (2010), Murakami et al. (2014) and Cioppi (2014); and to Globicephalinae by Gill (1871), Kasuya (1973), Vidal (1991), McKenna and Bell (1997), Bernard and Reilly (1999), LeDuc et al. (1999), Fordyce and de Muizon (2001), Reeves et al. (2002), Reeves et al. (2002), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008), Aguirre-Fernández et al. (2009), Geisler et al. (2011), Perrin et al. (2013) and Marx et al. (2016).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Globicephala Lesson p. 441
1842Globicephalus De Kay
1846Globicephalus Gray
1846Globiocephalus Gray p. 32
1850Globiocephalus Gray p. 86
1863Globicephala Gray p. 201
1864Globiocephalus Gray
1864Sphaerocephalus Gray p. 244
1866Globiocephalus Gray
1866Sphaerocephalus Gray p. 323
1867Globicephalus Flower
1868Globiocephalus Gray
1868Sphaerocephalus Gray p. 9
1869Globicephalus Scammon and Cope p. 21
1870Globicephalus Gray
1870Sphaerocephalus Gray p. 773
1871Globicephalus Gill
1872Globicephalus Gill
1883Globiceps Flower p. 508
1887Globicephalus Lydekker
1890Globicephala Cope p. 609
1891Globicephalus Newton p. 77
1898Globicephalus Trouessart
1901Globicephalus Ameghino p. 80
1904Globicephala Trouessart p. 770
1912Globicephalus Turner p. 113
1925Globicephalus Zittel p. 87
1928Globicephala Kellogg p. 33 figs. Table 1
1928Globicephala Weber p. 389
1930Globicephala Hay p. 586
1945Globicephala Simpson p. 104
1951Globicephala Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott p. 740
1952Globicephala Sherman p. 99
1960Globicephala Fraser and Purves p. 112 figs. Figure 26
1963Globicephala Scheffer and Rice p. 7
1966Globicephala Hershkovitz p. 90
1973Globicephala Kasuya p. 61
1976Globicephala Leatherwood et al. p. 4
1977Globicephala Barnes p. 323 figs. Table 1
1981Globicephala Schmidly p. 92
1981Globicephala Watson p. 206
1982Globicephala Leatherwood and Reeves p. 4
1987Globicephala Pilleri p. 53
1988Globicephala Carroll
1988Globicephala Tinker p. 182
1991Globicephala Vidal p. 5
1997Globicephala McKenna and Bell p. 385
1998Globicephala Bianucci et al. p. 126
1998Globicephala Rice p. 119
1998Globicephala Sylvestre p. 155
1999Globicephala Bernard and Reilly p. 246
1999Globicephala LeDuc et al. p. 639 figs. Figure 2
2001Globicephala Fordyce and de Muizon p. 179
2002Globicephala Reeves et al. p. 440
2002Globicephala Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Globicephala Nowak p. 172
2004Globicephala Buchholtz and Schur p. 384 figs. Figure 1
2004Globicephala Sathasivam p. 66
2005Globicephala Bianucci p. 340 fig. 7
2005Globicephala Mead and Brownell p. 728
2008Globicephala Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 2
2008Globicephala Uhen et al. p. 592
2008Globicephala Whitmore and Kaltenbach p. 226
2009Globicephala Aguirre-Fernández et al.
2009Globicephala Fordyce and Roberts p. 553
2010Globicephala Canto et al. p. 20
2011Globicephala Geisler et al. p. 6 figs. Table 1
2013Globicephala Perrin et al. p. 571 figs. Table 1
2014Globicephala Cioppi p. 87
2014Globicephala Murakami et al. p. 507 figs. Figure 10
2016Globicephala Marx et al. p. 140

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

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