Taxon profile


Indo-pacific Humpbacked Dolphin
Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Delphinidae - dolphins »  genus Sousa

Scientific synonyms

Delphinus chinensis Osbeck, 1765
Delphinus sinensis Desmarest, 1822
Dotalia borneensis
Sotalia borneensis Lydekker, 1901
Sotalia chinensis True, 1889
Sotalia fergusoni Lydekker, 1903
Sotalia lentiginosa (Gray, 1866)
Sotalia lentiginosus Flower, 1884
Sotalia sinensis Flower, 1883
Sousa borneensis

Other names

= Chinese White Dolphin
= Indian Humpback Dolphin

IUCN category:Near Threatened


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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Sousa chinensis chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)
subspecies Sousa chinensis taiwanensis Wang, Yang & Hung, 2015

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [1980d8d4-f8aa-4cd7-957b-c6f908ee5b15]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [20424]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)]
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) [] [as Sousa chinensis Osbeck, 1765]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)]

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