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Tursiops aduncus  (Ehrenberg, 1833)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 612596

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Tursiops nuuanu Andrews, 1911
 
    Delphinus aduncus Ehrenberg, 1833
 
  Common Name(s): Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin [English]
 
    Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin [English]
 
    Red Sea bottlenose 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  
                                        GenusTursiops Gervais, 1855 – bottlenose dolphins  
                                           SpeciesTursiops aduncus (Ehrenberg, 1833) – Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin, Red Sea bottlenose dolphin  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Dr. James G. Mead  
  Notes: Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Tursiops aduncus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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: Tursiops aduncus, Indo-Pacific Bottlenose 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: Tursiops aduncus   
       
  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: Tursiops aduncus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: East Pacific  
    Indo-West Pacific  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Although Mammal Species of the World (1993) lists Tursiops aduncus in synonymy under T. truncatus, Dale W. Rice (1998) notes, after citing 'equivocal' evidence, that "for the interrim it is more useful to list T[ursiops] truncatus and T. aduncus as separate species, even though the specific allocation of some populations remains in question"  
    Status: CITES - Appendix II; IUCN - Data Deficient  
    Comments: Rice (1998:106) recognized this species based primarily on the work of LeDuc and Curry (1997). There is a growing consensus that this is one of the species of Tursiops that is valid. Its relationship to Tursiops nuuanu remains equivocal  
 

 

   

 
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