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Globicephala macrorhynchus Gray 1846

National Museum of Natural Science

National Museum of Natural Science

A nearly complete fossil skull of short-finned pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus, was dredged from the sea bottom in Penghu Channel, Taiwan Strait. This fossil short-finned pilot whale resembles extant Globicephala macrorhynchus with respect to the morphological characteristics on the skull. This fossil evidence can be inferred that the paleoenvironmental changes in marine and terrestrial habitats in the area of Penghu Channel in the Late Pleistocene.

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