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Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Common bottlenose
Common Bottlenose Dolphin breaching in the bow wave of a boat
Common bottlenose size-2
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Whippomorpha
Infraorder: Cetacea
Parvorder: Odontoceti
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Tursiops
Species: T. truncatus
Binomial name
Tursiops truncatus
(Montagu, 1821)
Common bottlenose dolphin range
Range of T. truncatus

Other names

Also known as the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin or simply as the Bottlenose Dolphin.

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References

  1. ^ Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S. & Wilson, B. (2008). Tursiops truncatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 October 2008.

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