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Descriptor English:   Dolphins 
Descriptor Spanish:   Delfines 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Golfinhos 
Synonyms English:   Amazon Dolphins
Amazon River Dolphins
Atlantic White Sided Dolphins
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins
Chinese River Dolphin
Dolphin, Fraser's
False Killer Whale
False Killer Whales
Feresa attenuata
Fraser Dolphin
Fraser's Dolphin
Frasers Dolphin
Ganges Dolphin
Ganges River Dolphin
Grampus griseus
Gray Grampus
Humpback Dolphin
Humpback Dolphins
Inia geoffrensis
Irrawaddy River Dolphin
La Plata Dolphin
Lagenodelphis hosei
Lagenodelphis hoseus
Lagenorhynchus acutus
Lagenorhynchus albirostri
Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Langenorhynchus obliquiden
Langenorhynchus obliquidens
Lipotes vexillifer
Many Toothed Blackfish
Many-Toothed Blackfish
Marine Dolphin
Marine Dolphins
Melon Headed Whale
Melon-Headed Whale
Melon-Headed Whales
Ocean Dolphin
Ocean Dolphins
Orcaella brevirostri
Orcaella brevirostris
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
Peponocephala electra
Piebald Dolphin
Piebald Dolphins
Planista gangetica
Planista gangeticas
Pontoporia blainvillei
Pontoporia blainvilleus
Pseudorca crassiden
Pseudorca crassidens
Pygmy Killer Whale
Pygmy Killer Whales
Right Whale Dolphin
Right Whale Dolphins
Risso Dolphin
Risso's Dolphin
Rissos Dolphin
Rough Toothed Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphins
Sotalia fluviatili
Sotalia fluviatilis
Steno bredanensis
Tucuxi Dolphin
Tucuxi Dolphins
Whale, False Killer
Whale, Melon-Headed
Whale, Pygmy Killer
White Beaked Dolphins
White-Beaked Dolphin
White-Beaked Dolphins
Yangtze River Dolphin  
Tree Number:   B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.267
Definition English:   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) 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with DOLPHIN FISH see PERCIFORMES; note "whale" entry terms: these are common misnomers and are taxonomically DOLPHINS not WHALES
History Note English:   1968 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification EM embryology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PH physiology
PX psychology SU surgery
UR urine VI virology
Record Number:   4349 
Unique Identifier:   D004289 

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