WoRMS taxon details

Delphinidae Gray, 1821

136980  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136980)

accepted
Family
Delphinapteridae Kasuya, 1973 · unaccepted (synonym for part of Delphinidae...)  
synonym for part of Delphinidae (Delphinapterus and Orcaella)
Delphinoidae Guerin, 1874 · unaccepted (synonym)
Delphinusideae Lesson, 1842 · unaccepted (synonym)
Globidelphinidae Nishiwaki, 1963 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Orcadae Gray, 1871 · unaccepted (Preoccupied)
Orcadina Gray, 1846 · unaccepted (Preoccupied)
Orcaelidae Nishiwaki, 1972 · unaccepted (misspelling Orcaellidae)
Orcaellidae Nishiwaki, 1963 · unaccepted (synonym)
Orcinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Orcini Wagner, 1846 · unaccepted (Preoccupied)
Orcininae Rice, 1967 · unaccepted (synonym for part of Delphinidae)

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  1. Genus Cephalorhynchus Gray, 1846
  2. Subfamily Delphininae Le Duc, 1997
  3. Genus Delphinus Linnaeus, 1758
  4. Genus Feresa Gray, 1870
  5. Genus Globicephala Lesson, 1828
  6. Subfamily Globicephalinae Le Duc, 1997
  7. Genus Grampus Gray, 1828
  8. Genus Lagenodelphis Fraser, 1957
  9. Genus Lagenorhynchus Gray, 1846
  10. Genus Lagenorrhynchus
  11. Subfamily Lissodelphininae Rice, 1984
  12. Genus Lissodelphis Gloger, 1841
  13. Genus Orcaella Gray, 1866
  14. Genus Orcinus Fitzinger, 1860
  15. Genus Peponocephala Nishiwaki & Norris, 1966
  16. Genus Pseudorca Reinhardt, 1862
  17. Genus Sotalia (Gray, 1866)
  18. Genus Sousa Gray, 1866
  19. Genus Stenella Gray, 1866
  20. Genus Steno Gray, 1846
  21. Subfamily Stenoninae Le Duc, 1997
  22. Genus Tursiops Gervais, 1855
  23. Subfamily Beluginae Flower, 1867 accepted as Monodontidae Gray, 1821 (synonym)
  24. Subfamily Cephalorhynchinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 accepted as Lissodelphininae Rice, 1984 (synonym for part of Lissodelphininae )
  25. Genus Cetus Wagler, 1830 accepted as Globicephala Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  26. Genus Clymene (Gray, 1864) accepted as Stenella Gray, 1866 (synonym)
  27. Genus Clymenia Gray, 1868 (preoccupied)
  28. Subfamily Delphinapterinae Gill, 1871 accepted as Monodontidae Gray, 1821 (synonym)
  29. Genus Delphinapterus Gray, 1846 accepted as Lissodelphis Gloger, 1841 (preoccupied)
  30. Genus Electra Gray, 1866 accepted as Lagenorhynchus Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  31. Genus Eudelphinus Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Delphinus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  32. Genus Euphrosyne (Gray, 1866) accepted as Stenella Gray, 1866 (synonym)
  33. Genus Eutropia Gray, 1862 accepted as Cephalorhynchus Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  34. Genus Ferasa Gray, 1875 accepted as Feresa Gray, 1870 (Spelling mistake)
  35. Genus Feresia Flower, 1884 accepted as Feresa Gray, 1870 (synonym)
  36. Genus Fretidelphis Iredale & Troughton, 1934 accepted as Stenella Gray, 1866 (synonym)
  37. Genus Gladiator Gray, 1870 accepted as Orcinus Fitzinger, 1860 (synonym)
  38. Genus Globicephalus Lesson, 1828 accepted as Globicephala Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  39. Genus Globiceps Flower, 1884 accepted as Globicephala Lesson, 1828 (preoccupied)
  40. Subfamily Globicipites Winge, 1918 accepted as Globicephalinae Le Duc, 1997 (misspelling)
  41. Genus Globiocephala Gibson Hill, 1950 accepted as Globicephala Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  42. Genus Globiocephalus Gray, 1846 accepted as Globicephala Lesson, 1828 (synonym )
  43. Genus Glyphidelphis Gervais, 1859 accepted as Steno Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  44. Genus Grampidelphis Iredale & Troughton, 1933 accepted as Grampus Gray, 1828 (Synonym)
  45. Genus Grampus Iredale & Troughton, 1933 accepted as Orcinus Fitzinger, 1860 (synonym)
  46. Genus Grayius Scott, 1873 accepted as Grampus Gray, 1828 (synonym)
  47. Genus Gudamu Gray, 1868 accepted as Tursiops Gervais, 1855 (synonym)
  48. Subfamily Lagenorhynchina Gray, 1868 accepted as Lissodelphininae Rice, 1984 (synonym)
  49. Genus Leicopleurus Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Lagenorhynchus Brunet, 1965 accepted as Lagenopolycystis Artois & Schockaert, 2000 (misspelling)
  50. Genus Leucopleurus Gray, 1866 accepted as Lagenorhynchus Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  51. Genus Leucorhamphus Lilljeborg, 1861 accepted as Lissodelphis Gloger, 1841 (synonym)
  52. Subfamily Lissodelphinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 accepted as Lissodelphininae Rice, 1984 (misspelling)
  53. Genus Micropia Gray, 1868 accepted as Stenella Gray, 1866 (synonym)
  54. Subfamily Monodontinae Kellogg, 1928 accepted as Monodon Linnaeus, 1758
  55. Genus Neoorca Gray, 1871 accepted as Pseudorca Reinhardt, 1862 (synonym)
  56. Genus Ophysia Gray, 1868 accepted as Orcinus Fitzinger, 1860 (synonym)
  57. Genus Orca Gray, 1846 accepted as Orcinus Fitzinger, 1860 (preoccupied)
  58. Subfamily Orcadina Gray, 1846 accepted as Delphinidae Gray, 1821 (Preoccupied)
  59. Genus Orcella Anderson, 1871 accepted as Orcaella Gray, 1866 (synonym)
  60. Subfamily Orcinae Fraser & Purves, 1960 accepted as Delphinidae Gray, 1821 (misspelling)
  61. Subfamily Orcini Wagner, 1846 accepted as Delphinidae Gray, 1821 (Preoccupied)
  62. Subfamily Orcininae Rice, 1967 accepted as Delphinidae Gray, 1821 (synonym for part of Delphinidae)
  63. Genus Prodelphinus Gervais in Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Stenella Gray, 1866 (synonym for part of Stenella)
  64. Subfamily Pseudorcaina Gray, 1871 accepted as Globicephalinae Le Duc, 1997 (synonym for part of Globicephalinae)
  65. Genus Rhinodelphis Wagner, 1846 accepted as Delphinus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  66. Genus Sagmatias accepted as Lagenorhynchus Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  67. Subfamily Sotaliinae Kasuya, 1973 accepted as Stenoninae Le Duc, 1997 (synonym)
  68. Genus Sphaerocephalus Gray, 1864 accepted as Globicephala Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  69. Subfamily Stenonina Gray, 1868 accepted as Stenoninae Le Duc, 1997 (misspelling)
  70. Genus Stenopontistes Miranda Ribiero, 1936 accepted as Sousa Gray, 1866 (synonym)
  71. Genus Tucuxa Gray, 1866 accepted as Sotalia (Gray, 1866) (synonym)
  72. Genus Tursio Wagler, 1830 accepted as Lissodelphis Gloger, 1841 (preoccupied)
  73. Genus Furcio (uncertain > unassessed)
  74. Genus Gramphidelphis (uncertain > unassessed)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description The family Delphinidae has been called a 'taxonomic trash basket', because many small to medium-sized odontocetes of...  
Description 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]
Fordyce, E.; Perrin, W.F. (2024). World Cetacea Database. Delphinidae Gray, 1821. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136980 on 2024-06-15
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
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basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Description 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]
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Dutch dolfijnen  [details]
English ocean dolphins  [details]
Japanese マイルカ科  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål delfinfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk delfinfamilien  [details]
Swedish delfiner  [details]