Tursiops osennae Simonelli 1911 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Full reference: V. Simonelli. 1911. Avanzi di "Tursiops" del Pliocene Senese. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Science dell'Instituto di Bologna Classe di Scienze Fisiche 8:249-260

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

See also Barnes 1990, Bianucci 1996, Pilleri 1985 and Pilleri 1987

Sister taxa: Tursiops aduncus, Tursiops astensis, Tursiops australis, Tursiops brochii, Tursiops erebennus, Tursiops subridens, Tursiops truncatus

Type specimen: MB 8561/1COC15-16, a partial skeleton (skull & partial skeleton). Its type locality is San Quirico d'Orcia, which is in a Piacenzian coastal mudstone in Italy.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at San Quirico d'Orcia

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