(Two crested delphis).
Named By: A. T. Boersma, M. R. McCurry & N. D. Pyenson - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Cetacea, Platanistoidea.
Species: D. fordycei (type).
Known locations: USA, Oregon.
Time period: Burdigalian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Skull.
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
two crests of bone.
- 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.