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Stenella clymene Gray 1850 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82060

Alternative combination: Delphinus clymene

Synonyms: Clymene normalis Gray 1866 (no. 102859), Clymenia normalis Gray 1868 (no. 102828), Delphinus metis Gray 1846 (no. 93933), Prodelphinus clymene Lutken 1889 (no. 112984), Prodelphinus normalis Gray 1866 (no. 113867), Tursio metis Gray 1846 (no. 102654)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1850. Catalogue of the Mammalia in the collection of the British Museum, with descriptions of all the species and figures of the genera. Part I. Cetacea 1-153

Belongs to Stenella according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Delphinus attenuatus, Stenella attenuata, Stenella coeruleoalba, Stenella dubia, Stenella frontalis, Stenella longirostris, Stenella rayi

Type specimens:

  • Stenella clymene: BMNH 350a, a skull (skull)
  • Clymene normalis:
  • Clymenia normalis:
  • Delphinus metis: BMNH 357a, a skull.
  • Prodelphinus clymene:

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 390.0 x 190.0