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Lagenorhynchus albirostris Gray 1846 (white-beaked dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63809

Alternative combination: Delphinus albirostris

Invalid subtaxa: Delphinus ibseni Eschricht 1846 (no. 129339), Delphinus ibsenii Eschricht 1846 (no. 142761), Delphinus pseudotursio Reichenbach 1846 (no. 129338), Delphinus tursio Brightwell 1846 [replaced name] (no. 142135)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

Belongs to Lagenorhynchus according to N. L. Vollmer et al. 2019

Sister taxon: Lagenorhynchus harmatuki

Type specimens:

  • Lagenorhynchus albirostris: BMNH 916a-, a skeleton
  • Delphinus ibseni:
  • Delphinus pseudotursio:
  • Delphinus tursio: BMNH 916a-, a skeleton.

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 90.0, scapula length 194.0

Estimated body mass: 230.2 kg based on humerus length