Name: Dilophodelphis ‭(‬Two crested delphis‭)‬.
Phonetic: Di-lof-o-del-fiss.
Named By: A.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Boersma,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬McCurry‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pyenson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Platanistoidea.
Species: D.‭ ‬fordycei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Oregon.
Time period: Burdigalian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Dilophodelphis is a genus of river dolphin that lived during the Miocene.‭ ‬The genus name means two crested delphis‭ (‬delphis being a reference to the dolphin family‭)‬.‭ ‬This is because the skull of Dilophodelphis has two crests of bone.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new fossil dolphin Dilophodelphis fordycei provides insight into the evolution of supraorbital crests in Platanistoidea‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Royal Society Open Science.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Boersma,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬McCurry‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pyenson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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