Tursiops Gervais 1855 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1855. Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes 1-344

Parent taxon: Delphininae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Ameghino 1889, Barnes 1977, Benton 1993, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, Carroll 1988, Charlton-Robb et al. 2011, Dal Piaz 1929, de Muizon 1988, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flores 1895, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Hassanin et al. 2012, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, LeDuc et al. 1999, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moura et al. 2013, Murakami et al. 2014, Palmer 1904, Perrin et al. 2013, Pilleri 1987, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Astadelphis, Delphinina, Delphinus, Etruridelphis, Lagenodelphis, Septidelphis, Sousa, Stenella

Subtaxa: Tursiops aduncus Tursiops astensis Tursiops australis Tursiops brochii Tursiops erebennus Tursiops osennae Tursiops subridens Tursiops truncatus

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (1), Brazil (1), Chile (1), China (1), Denmark (1), Eritrea (1), India (1), Japan (2), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (4), New Caledonia (3), Panama (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (7: California, Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Belgium (1), Italy (6), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 42 collections including 44 occurrences

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