Astadelphis Bianucci 1996 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Full reference: G. Bianucci. 1996. The Odontoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from Italian Pliocene systematics and phylogenesis of Delphinidae. Palaeontologrphia Italia 83:73-167

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

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci 1996, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Murakami et al. 2014 and Ormezzano and Lanzetti 2014

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

Subtaxa: Astadelphis gastaldii

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: South Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (2), Spain (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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