Sagmatias Cope 1866 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Alternative spelling: Sagmatius

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1866. Third contribution to the history of the Balaenidae and Delphinidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1866:293-300

Parent taxon: Lissodelphininae according to N. L. Vollmer et al. 2019

See also Cope 1890, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, LeDuc et al. 1999, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Murakami et al. 2014, Palmer 1904, Perrin et al. 2013, Scammon and Cope 1869, Trouessart 1904 and Weber 1928

Sister taxa: Cephalorhynchus, Lissodelphis

Subtaxa: Sagmatias amblodon Sagmatias australis Sagmatias cruciger Sagmatias obliquidens Sagmatias obscurus

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Type: Sagmatias amblodon

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Chile (1), Japan (3), New Zealand (1), South Africa (1), United States (2: California, Oregon)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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