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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae Gray, 1821 
AphiaID: 136980

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti (Superfamily)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti Flower, 1867
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinapteridae Kasuya, 1973 (synonym for part of Delphinidae (Delphinapterus and Orcaella))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinoidae Guerin, 1874 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinusideae Lesson, 1842 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobidelphinidae Nishiwaki, 1963 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcadae Gray, 1871 (Preoccupied)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcadina Gray, 1846 (Preoccupied)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcaelidae Nishiwaki, 1972 (misspelling Orcaellidae)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcaellidae Nishiwaki, 1963 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcini Wagner, 1846 (Preoccupied)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcininae Rice, 1967 (synonym for part of Delphinidae)
Source  basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordolfijnen  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorocean dolphins  [details]
Norwegian BokmÃ¥l Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordelfinfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordelfinfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordelfiner  [details]
Direct child
taxa (74)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalorhynchus Gray, 1846
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphininae Le Duc, 1997
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFeresa Gray, 1870
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFurcio
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephala Lesson, 1828
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephalinae Le Duc, 1997
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGramphidelphis
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampus Gray, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenodelphis Fraser, 1957
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus Gray, 1846
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorrhynchus
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphininae Rice, 1984
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphis Gloger, 1841
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcaella Gray, 1866
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus Fitzinger, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeponocephala Nishiwaki & Norris, 1966
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudorca Reinhardt, 1862
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSotalia (Gray, 1866)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSousa Gray, 1866
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenella Gray, 1866
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSteno Gray, 1846
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenoninae Le Duc, 1997
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops Gervais, 1855

Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBeluginae Flower, 1867 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonodontidae Gray, 1821
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalorhynchinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphininae Rice, 1984
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetus Wagler, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephala Lesson, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClymene (Gray, 1864) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenella Gray, 1866
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClymenia Gray, 1868 (unaccepted, preoccupied)
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinapterinae Gill, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonodontidae Gray, 1821
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinapterus Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphis Gloger, 1841
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElectra Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus Gray, 1846
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEudelphinus Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphrosyne (Gray, 1866) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenella Gray, 1866
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEutropia Gray, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalorhynchus Gray, 1846
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFerasa Gray, 1875 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFeresa Gray, 1870
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFeresia Flower, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFeresa Gray, 1870
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFretidelphis Iredale & Troughton, 1934 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenella Gray, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCandidella Bayer, 1954
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGladiator Gray, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus Fitzinger, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephalus Lesson, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephala Lesson, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobiceps Flower, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephala Lesson, 1828
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicipites Winge, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephalinae Le Duc, 1997
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobiocephala Gibson Hill, 1950 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephala Lesson, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobiocephalus Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephala Lesson, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyphidelphis Gervais, 1859 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSteno Gray, 1846
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampidelphis Iredale & Troughton, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampus Gray, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampus Iredale & Troughton, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus Fitzinger, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrayius Scott, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampus Gray, 1828
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGudamu Gray, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops Gervais, 1855
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchina Gray, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphininae Rice, 1984
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeicopleurus Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus Brunet, 1965 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenopolycystis Artois & Schockaert, 2000
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucopleurus Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus Gray, 1846
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucorhamphus Lilljeborg, 1861 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphis Gloger, 1841
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphininae Rice, 1984
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropia Gray, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenella Gray, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCandidella Bayer, 1954
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonodontinae Kellogg, 1928 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonodon Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoorca Gray, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudorca Reinhardt, 1862
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphysia Gray, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus Fitzinger, 1860
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus Fitzinger, 1860
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcadina Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae Gray, 1821
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcella Anderson, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcaella Gray, 1866
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae Gray, 1821
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcini Wagner, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae Gray, 1821
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcininae Rice, 1967 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae Gray, 1821
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProdelphinus Gervais in Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenella Gray, 1866
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudorcaina Gray, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephalinae Le Duc, 1997
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinodelphis Wagner, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSagmatias accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus Gray, 1846
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSotaliinae Kasuya, 1973 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenoninae Le Duc, 1997
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerocephalus Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlobicephala Lesson, 1828
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenonina Gray, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenoninae Le Duc, 1997
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenopontistes Miranda Ribiero, 1936 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSousa Gray, 1866
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTucuxa Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSotalia (Gray, 1866)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursio Wagler, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLissodelphis Gloger, 1841
Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The family Delphinidae has been called a 'taxonomic trash basket', because many small to medium-sized odontocetes of various forms have been lumped together in this group for centuries. Consequentely, the so-called delphinids are diverse in form. They range in size from 1 to 1.88 m dolphins of the genera Sotalia and Cephalorhynchus, to the killer whale, in which males can reach lengths of at least 9.8 m. However, most delphinids share the following characteristics: a marine habitat, a noticeable beak, conical teeth, and a large falcate dorsal fin set near the middle of the back. There are exceptions to everyone of these rules, except the presence of basically conical teeth. <123> [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Delphinidae
Delphinidae
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136980
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z  changed  Claus, Simon
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
2009-03-09 09:51:41Z  changed  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Delphinidae. In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136980 on 2014-07-30
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