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Monotypic taxon: Genus Orcinus Fitzinger, 1860 - killer whale (mammal)
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Authorship

Original name Fitzinger, 1860:204.
Original rank
Original spelling

Etymology

Latin (subst. fem.) orca (gen.: orcae), large-bellied pot. Ref: ICZN, 1999: Art. 30.1.1 (Examples).
Latin (suff.) -īnus, -īna, -īnum (gen.: -īnī, -īnae, -īnī) Ref: ICZN, 1999: Art. 30.1.1 (Examples).

Gender

Masculine Ref: ICZN, 1999. Int. Code Zool. Nomencl. (ed. 4): Art. 30.1.1 (Examples).

Types

Type ofOrcininae (Subfamily) (Wagner, 1846) Kasuya, 1973
Type, by original designationOrcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)

Synonyms

Synonymous nameGladiator (Genus) Gray, 1870 Ref: D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder (eds.), 1993: 354.
Synonymous nameOrca (Genus) Gray, 1846 Ref: D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder (eds.), 1993: 354.

Vernacular Names (Dutch)

Full namezwaardwalvissen

Vernacular Names (English)

Full namekiller whale
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