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species

Killer Whale
Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Delphinidae - dolphins »  genus Orcinus

Scientific synonyms

Delphinus orca Linnaeus, 1758
Grampus orca
Orcinus glacialis
Orcinus gladiator
Delphinus grampus Iredale & Troughton, 1933
Orcinus nanus
Orcinus rectipinea
Orcinus rectipinna
Orca tasmanica Gray, 1871

Other names

= Orca

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Images

Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

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Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

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Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

female

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

male

Author: Martina Kišelová

Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

female

Author: Martina Kišelová

Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

Author: Klaus Rudloff

juvenile animal

Orcinus orca - Killer Whale

female

Author: Martina Kišelová
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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Mirounga angustirostris (Gill, 1866) - Northern Elephant Seal, Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Blue Whale, Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Southern Elephant Seal, Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) - Beluga Whale, ...

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [f9eb6abb-6552-4b22-951e-0449fe824d6c]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [164:schwertwal-orcinus-orca&Itemid=251]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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