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Delphinus capensis (long-beaked common dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Taxonomy
Delphinus capensis was named by Gray (1828). It is extant. Its type specimen is BM 41.1734, an other (whole mount).

It was synonymized subjectively with Prodelphinus attenuatus by Trouessart (1904); it was synonymized subjectively with Delphinus delphis by Hershkovitz (1966).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Delphinus capensis Gray
1865Delphinus moorii Gray p. 736
1866Delphinus moorei Gray p. 214
1866Delphinus moorii Gray p. 736
1868Delphinus moorei Gray p. 5
1873Delphinus bairdii Dall p. 12
1963Delphinus capensis Scheffer and Rice p. 6
1994Delphinus capensis Heyning and Perrin p. 29
2005Delphinus capensis Mead and Brownell p. 727
2008Delphinus capensis Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 2
2013Delphinus capensis Perrin et al. p. 571 figs. Table 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Odontoceti()
infraorderDelphinida
superfamilyDelphinoidea
familyDelphinidae
subfamilyDelphininae
genusDelphinus
speciescapensisGray 1828

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available