Orcinus paleorca Matsumoto 1937 (killer whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Alternative combination: Orca paleorca

Full reference: H. Matsumoto. 1937. A new species of orc from the basal Calabrian at Naganuma, Minato Town, Province of Kazusa, Japan. Zoological Magazine 49(8):191-193

Belongs to Orcinus according to Y. Kawamura 1991

See also Hershkovitz 1966, Matsumoto 1937 and Oishi and Hasegawa 1995

Sister taxa: Orcinus citoniensis, Orcinus meyeri, Orcinus orca

Type specimen: Its type locality is Naganuma, which is in a Calabrian marine conglomerate in the Sanuki Formation of Japan

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Japan (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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