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Delphinus capensis  Gray, 1828
Taxonomic Serial No.: 555654

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Long-beaked Common Dolphin [English]
 
    long-beaked common dolphin [English]
 
    long-beaked saddle-backed dolphin [English]
 
    long-beaked saddleback 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  
                                        GenusDelphinus Linnaeus, 1758 – common dolphins  
                                           SpeciesDelphinus capensis Gray, 1828 – Long-beaked Common Dolphin, long-beaked common dolphin, long-beaked saddle-backed dolphin, long-beaked saddleback dolphin  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Delphinus capensis capensis Gray, 1828 – long-beaked common dolphin 
                                              Subspecies Delphinus capensis tropicalis van Bree, 1971 – Indo-Pacific common 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: Delphinus capensis    
       
  Expert: Dr. James G. Mead  
  Notes: Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Delphinus capensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source:    
  Acquired:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for:    
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Heyning, John E., and William F. Perrin  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title: Evidence for Two Species of Common Dolphins (Genus Delphinus) from the Eastern North Pacific   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science, no. 442   
  Page(s): 1-35   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0459-8113   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Delphinus capensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Jefferson, Thomas A., and Koen Van Waerebeek  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: The taxonomic status of the nominal dolphin species Delphinus tropicalis van Bree, 1971   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Marine Mammal Science, vol. 18, no. 4   
  Page(s): 787-818   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0824-0469   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Delphinus capensis   
       
  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: Delphinus capensis, Long-beaked Common 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: Delphinus capensis   
       
  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: Delphinus capensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals   
  Page(s): xxv + 750   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-845-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Delphinus capensis   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: East Pacific  
    Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
    Indo-West Pacific  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix I; IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: See Heyning and Perrin (1994) for details. Rice (1998:112) recognized D. tropicalis (Arabian Common Dolphin) as a separate species  
 

 

   

 
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