Hemisyntrachelus cortesii Fischer 1829 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Delphinapterus (Hemisyntrachelus) cortesii, Delphinapterus cortesii, Delphinus cortesi, Delphinus cortesii, Phocaena cortesii, Tursiops cortesi, Tursiops cortesii

Synonyms: Hemisyntrachelus pisanus Bianucci 1996, Tursiops capellinii Del Prato 1898, Tursiops cortesii capellinii Del Prato 1898

Full reference: J. B. Fischer. 1829. Synopsis Mammalium 1-752

Belongs to Hemisyntrachelus according to M. Murakami et al. 2014

See also Balsamo Crivelli 1842, Barnes 1990, Bianucci 1996, Bianucci 1996, Bianucci 1997, Brandt 1873, Bronn 1853, Capellini 1882, Fischer 1829, Laurillard 1844, Lawley 1876, Meyer 1832, Ormezzano and Lanzetti 2014, Pictet 1853, Pilleri 1979, Pilleri 1985, Pilleri 1987, Post and Bosselaer 2005, Sacco 1891, Sacco 1893, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxon: Hemisyntrachelus oligodon

Subtaxa: Tursiops cortesii pedemontana

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Type specimens:

  • Hemisyntrachelus cortesii: Its type locality is La Torrazza, which is in a Zanclean marine horizon in Italy
  • Hemisyntrachelus pisanus: MB 1COC14. Its type locality is Orciano Pisano, which is in a Piacenzian open shallow subtidal mudstone in Italy.
  • Tursiops capellinii: Its type locality is La Torrazza, which is in a Zanclean marine horizon in Italy.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Pliocene of Italy (15 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Italy (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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