Subfamily Delphinapterinae Gill 1871 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Monodontidae

Synonyms: Belugidae Flower 1867, Beluginae Flower 1867, Delphinapteridae Weber 1904

Full reference: T. Gill. 1871. Synopsis of the primary subdivisions of the cetaceans. Communications of the Essex Institute 6:121-126

Parent taxon: Monodontidae according to R. Foekens 2008

See also Abel 1905, Barnes 1984, Barnes et al. 1985, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flower 1867, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kasuya 1973, McKenna and Bell 1997, Miller 1923, Slijper 1936, Trouessart 1904, True 1908, Vidal 1991, Weber 1904, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Bohaskaia, Casatia, Delphinapterus, Denebola, Haborodelphis, Monodon, Monodontinae

Subtaxa: none

Type: Delphinapterus

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Peru (1), United States (5: California)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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