Taxon profile


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

Other names

= Orca


juvenile animal


Intertaxon relationships

prey: Zalophus californianus (Lesson, 1828) - California Sea Lion, Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) - Risso's Dolphin, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum, 1792) - Chinook Salmon, Balaena mysticetus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Bowhead Whale, Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846) - False Killer Whale, ...

Links and literature

EN ARKive [/orca/orcinus-orca/]

ARKive []
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [f9eb6abb-6552-4b22-951e-0449fe824d6c]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], 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) [] [as Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
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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