Taxon profile


Long-finned Pilot Whale
Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809)

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

Scientific synonyms

Delphinus deductor Scoresby, 1820
Delphinus globiceps
Delphinus grinda Lyngbye, 1824
Delphinus melas
Globicephala globiceps
Globicephala leucosagmaphora Rayner, 1939
Globicephala melaena
Globicephala melas leucosagmaphora Tomilin, 1962
Globicephalus affinis True, 1889
Globicephalus australis Gray, 1871

[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Synthesium delamurei (Raga & Balbuena, 1988), Nasitrema globicephalae Neiland, 1970

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Globicephala melas edwardii (A. Smith, 1834)
subspecies Globicephala melas melas (Traill, 1809)

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [4edb954b-26c1-4ccc-b655-cf2b33373b4a]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [9250]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809)]
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 Globicephala melas Traill, 1809]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809)]

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