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Stenella attenuata (pantropical spotted dolphin)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Taxonomy
Steno attenuatus was named by Gray (1846). It is extant. It is the type species of Steno.

It was synonymized subjectively with Prodelphinus malayanus by Trouessart (1898); it was recombined as Prodelphinus attenuatus by Trouessart (1904); it was synonymized subjectively with Stenella dubia by Hershkovitz (1966); it was recombined as Delphinus attenuata by Hassanin et al. (2012); it was recombined as Stenella attenuata by Iredale and Troughton (1934), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Vidal (1991), Rice (1998), Perrin (2001), Mead and Brownell (2005), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008), Uhen et al. (2008) and Perrin et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1829Delphinus velox Cuvier p. 288
1840Delphinus pseudodelphis Wiegmann
1846Steno attenuatus Gray p. 44
1848Delphinus albirostratus Peale p. 34 figs. plate 361, Fig 2
1850Delphinus microbrachium Gray p. 119
1850Steno attenuatus Gray p. 128
1855Lagenorhynchus pseudodelphis Gervais p. 323
1866Steno attenuatus Gray p. 213
1866Clymene punctata Gray p. 738
1868Steno attenuatus Gray p. 5
1871Steno consimilis Malm p. 104
1904Steno consimilis Trouessart p. 764
1904Prodelphinus attenuatus Trouessart p. 766
1922Stenella pseudodelphis Oliver p. 583
1934Stenella attenuata Iredale and Troughton p. 66
1934Prodelphinus graffmani Lonnberg p. 1 figs. Palte 1
1963Stenella attenuata Scheffer and Rice p. 6
1991Stenella attenuata Vidal p. 5
1998Stenella attenuata Rice p. 108
2001Stenella attenuata Perrin p. 1
2005Stenella attenuata Mead and Brownell p. 733
2008Stenella attenuata Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 2
2008Stenella attenuata Uhen et al. p. 593
2012Delphinus attenuata Hassanin et al. p. 43 figs. Fig. 1
2013Stenella attenuata 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
genusStenella()
speciesattenuata()

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