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Pseudorca crassidens Owen 1846 (false killer whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64544

Alternative combinations: Delphinus (Phocaena) crassidens, Orca crassidens, Phocaena crassidens

Synonyms: Globicephalus grayi Burmeister 1869 (no. 112912), Orca (Pseudorca) meridionalis Flower 1864 (no. 102688), Orca destructor Cope 1866 (no. 68453), Orca meridionalis Flower 1864 (no. 112911), Pseudorca grayi Burmeister 1869 (no. 191901), Pseudorca mediterranea Giglioli 1882 (no. 112913), Pseudorca meridionalis Flower 1864 (no. 102689)

Full reference: R. Owen. 1846. A History of British Fossil Mammals and Birds 1-560

Belongs to Pseudorca according to W. F. Perrin et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Pseudorca yokoyamai, Pseudorca yuanliensis

Type specimens:

  • Pseudorca crassidens: Its type locality is Stamford, which is in a Pleistocene marine horizon in the United Kingdom
  • Globicephalus grayi:
  • Orca (Pseudorca) meridionalis:
  • Orca destructor:
  • Orca meridionalis:
  • Pseudorca mediterranea:

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 103.6, scapula length 194.5

Estimated body mass: 362.7 kg based on humerus length