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Sousa chinensis  (Osbeck, 1765)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180419

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sousa borneensis (Lydekker, 1901)
 
    Sousa huangi Wang Peilie, 1999
 
    Steno lentiginosus Gray, 1866
 
    Stenopontistes zambezicus Miranda Ribiero, 1936
 
    Delphinus chinensis Osbeck, 1765
 
    Delphinus sinensis Desmarest, 1822
 
    Delphinus lentiginosus Owen, 1866
 
    Steno chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)
 
    Sotalia borneensis Lydekker, 1901
 
  Common Name(s): Chinese white dolphin [English]
 
    Pacific humpback dolphin [English]
 
    Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin [English]
 
    Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCetacea Brisson, 1762 – baleines, cétacés, dauphins, mammfères marins, marsouins, baleia, cetáceo, golfinho, cetaceans, whales, dolphins, marine mammals, porpoises  
                                  SuborderOdontoceti Flower, 1867 – toothed whales  
                                     FamilyDelphinidae Gray, 1821 – dolphins, killer whales, pilot whales, marine dolphins  
                                        GenusSousa Gray, 1866 – humpbacked dolphins  
                                           SpeciesSousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765) – Chinese white dolphin, Pacific humpback dolphin, Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis    
       
  Expert: Dr. James G. Mead  
  Notes: Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Frère, Céline H., Peter T. Hale, Lindsay Porter, Victor C. Cockcroft, and Merel L. Dalebout  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic analysis of mtDNA sequences suggests revision of humpback dolphin (Sousa spp.) taxonomy is needed   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Marine & Freshwater Research, vol. 59, no. 3   
  Page(s): 259-268   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1323-1650   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Jefferson, Thomas A., and Leszek Karczmarski  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Sousa chinensis   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 655   
  Page(s): 1-9   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0076-3519   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mead, James G., and Robert L. Brownell, Jr. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Cetacea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 1   
  Page(s): 723-743   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis, Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rice, Dale W.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Marine Mammals of the World: Systematics and Distribution   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publications of the Society for Marine Mammals, no. 4   
  Page(s): ix + 231   
  Publisher: The Society for Marine Mammalogy   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-891276-03-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Sousa chinensis, Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  
    Indo-West Pacific  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix I; IUCN - Data Deficient  
    Comments: See Perrin (1975) who placed Delphinus malayanus in Stenella attenuata, as is done here; Pilleri and Gihr (1973-74) considered borneensis, plumbea and lentiginosa to be distinct species. Mitchell (1975a) combined those species into S. chinensis; Brownell (1975b) included Stenopontistes zambezicus as a synonym of S. plumbea. Wang Peilie (1999:299) described Sousa huangi on the basis of an immature specimen. Because we feel that immature specimens of Sousa do not show diagnostic characters, w...  
 

 

   

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