Inia geoffrensis Blainville 1817 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Iniidae

Alternative combinations: Delphinorhynchus geoffrensis, Delphinus geoffrensis, Delphinus geofroyi, Inia geoffroyensis, Inia geoffroyii

Synonyms: Delphinus amazonicus Spix and Martius 1831, Delphinus frontatus Cuvier 1823, Delphinus inia Rapp 1837, Delphinus rostratus Cuvier 1812, Inia amazonica Spix and Martins 1823, Inia amazonicus Spix and Martius 1831, Inia boliviensis d'Orbigny 1834, Sotallia pallida Sanborn 1949, Steno frontatus Cuvier 1823, Steno pernettyi Demarest 1822, Steno rostratus Cuvier 1812

Full reference: H. M. D. Blainville. 1817. Delphinorhynques. Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle 9:151-152

Belongs to Inia according to N. D. Pyenson et al. 2015

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Blainville 1817, Cozzuol 1996, Cuvier 1836, Fischer 1829, Geisler et al. 2011, Gervais 1852, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead and Brownell 2005, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Turner 1912

Sister taxon: Inia araguaiaensis

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution: found only at Mamiraua Reserve (Quaternary of Brazil)

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