Astadelphis gastaldii Brandt 1874 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Alternative combination: Steno gastaldii

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1874. Ergänzungen zu den Fossilen Cetaceen Europa's. Mémoires de L'Academie Impériale des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg, VIIE Série 21(6):1-54

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

See also Bianucci 1996, Brandt 1874, Ormezzano and Lanzetti 2014, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MGPT PU 13883, a skull. Its type locality is Ca-Lunga, which is in a Piacenzian marine horizon in Italy.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (2 collections), Spain (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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