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Delphinus delphis delphis  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 771136

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Delphinus fulvofasciatus Wagner, 1846
    Delphinus janira Gray, 1846
    Delphinus pomeegra Owen, 1866
    Delphinus vulgaris Lacépède, 1804
  Common Name(s): common dolphin [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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 delphis Linnaeus, 1758 – saddle-backed dolphin, common dolphin, Short-beaked Common Dolphin, short-beaked saddle-backed dolphin, Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin, Delfín común  
                                              SubspeciesDelphinus delphis delphis Linnaeus, 1758 – common dolphin  

  Expert: Dr. James G. Mead  
  Notes: Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Delphinus delphis delphis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies, website (version Aug 2018)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Committee on Taxonomy. 2018. List of marine mammal species and subspecies. Society for Marine Mammalogy,, consulted on 16 April 2019   
  Reference for: Delphinus delphis delphis, common dolphin [English]   
  Source: List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies (2023), website (version Nov 2023)  
  Acquired: 2023   
  Notes: Committee on Taxonomy. 2023. List of marine mammal species and subspecies. Society for Marine Mammalogy,, consulted on 13 Nov 2023   
  Reference for: Delphinus delphis delphis, common 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   
  Reference for: Delphinus delphis delphis   

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



  Comment: Mead (email of 28-Oct-2008) says "treat Delphinus delphis ponticus [...] as a valid subspecies on zoogeographic and morphologic grounds. The biochemical basis is equivocal"  



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