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Orcaella brevirostris (Irrawaddy dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Taxonomy
Orca (Orcaella) brevirostris was named by Gray (1866). It is extant. Its type specimen is BMNH 1454a, a skull. Its type locality is Waltair, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in India. It is the type species of Orca (Orcaella).

It was recombined as Phocaena (Orca) brevirostris by Owen (1866) and Owen (1866); it was recombined as Orca brevirostris by Gray (1868); it was recombined as Orcella brevirostris by Trouessart (1904) and Turner (1912); it was recombined as Orcaella brevirostris by Scheffer and Rice (1963), Hershkovitz (1966), Rice (1998), Mead and Brownell (2005), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008), Geisler et al. (2011) and Perrin et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1866Orca (Orcaella) brevirostris Gray p. 24
1866Phocaena (Orca) brevirostris Owen
1868Orca brevirostris Gray p. 6
1871Orcaella fluminalis Gray
1904Orcella brevirostris Trouessart p. 769
1904Orcella brevirostris fluminalis Trouessart p. 769
1912Orcella brevirostris Turner p. 108
1963Orcaella brevirostris Scheffer and Rice p. 7
1966Orcaella brevirostris Hershkovitz p. 77
1998Orcaella brevirostris Rice p. 120
2005Orcaella brevirostris Mead and Brownell p. 731
2008Orcaella brevirostris Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 2
2011Orcaella brevirostris Geisler et al. p. 6 figs. Table 1
2013Orcaella brevirostris 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
subfamilyGlobicephalinae()
genusOrcaella()
speciesbrevirostris()

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