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Dolphins

Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)

Year introduced: 1968

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Tree Number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.189.267

MeSH Unique ID: D004289

Entry Terms:

  • Dolphin
  • Chinese River Dolphin
  • River Dolphin, Chinese
  • Yangtze River Dolphin
  • Dolphin, Yangtze River
  • Baiji
  • Lipotes vexillifer
  • Fraser's Dolphin
  • Fraser Dolphin
  • Frasers Dolphin
  • Lagenodelphis hosei
  • Ganges Dolphin
  • Dolphin, Ganges
  • Planista gangetica
  • Ganges River Dolphin
  • Dolphin, Ganges River
  • Irrawaddy River Dolphin
  • Dolphin, Irrawaddy River
  • Orcaella brevirostris
  • La Plata Dolphin
  • Dolphin, La Plata
  • Pontoporia blainvillei
  • Franciscana
  • Lagenorhynchus
  • Ocean Dolphins
  • Dolphin, Ocean
  • Dolphins, Ocean
  • Ocean Dolphin
  • Marine Dolphins
  • Dolphin, Marine
  • Dolphins, Marine
  • Marine Dolphin
  • Delphinidae
  • Piebald Dolphins
  • Dolphins, Piebald
  • Cephalorhynchus
  • Right Whale Dolphins
  • Dolphins, Right Whale
  • Lissodelphis
  • Risso's Dolphin
  • Risso Dolphin
  • Grampus griseus
  • Gray Grampus
  • Rough-Toothed Dolphin
  • Rough Toothed Dolphin
  • Rough-Toothed Dolphins
  • Steno bredanensis
  • Sousa
  • Humpback Dolphins
  • Dolphin, Humpback
  • Dolphins, Humpback
  • Humpback Dolphin
  • Susus
  • Platanista
  • Tucuxi Dolphin
  • Dolphin, Tucuxi
  • Dolphins, Tucuxi
  • Tucuxi Dolphins
  • Sotalia fluviatilis
  • Whale, False Killer
  • Pseudorca crassidens
  • False Killer Whale
  • False Killer Whales
  • Killer Whale, False
  • Killer Whales, False
  • Whale, Melon-Headed
  • Melon-Headed Whales
  • Whale, Melon Headed
  • Whales, Melon-Headed
  • Peponocephala electra
  • Many-Toothed Blackfish
  • Melon-Headed Whale
  • Melon Headed Whale
  • Whale, Pygmy Killer
  • Killer Whale, Pygmy
  • Killer Whales, Pygmy
  • Pygmy Killer Whales
  • Whales, Pygmy Killer
  • Feresa attenuata
  • Pygmy Killer Whale
  • White-Beaked Dolphins
  • White Beaked Dolphins
  • White-Beaked Dolphin
  • Lagenorhynchus albirostris
  • White-Sided Dolphins
  • White Sided Dolphins
  • White-Sided Dolphin
  • Langenorhynchus obliquidens
  • Lagenorhynchus acutus
  • Amazon Dolphins
  • Dolphins, Amazon
  • Inia geoffrensis
  • Amazon River Dolphins
  • Dolphins, Amazon River

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