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Beluga Whale
Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Monodontidae

Scientific synonyms

Delphinus leucas

Other names

= Beluga

IUCN category:Near Threatened

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774 - Polar Bear

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [6335]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Delphinapterus leucas Pallas, 1776]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)]

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