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Melon-headed Whale
Melon headed whale
Melonheaded size
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: Peponocephala
Species: P. electra
Binomial name
Peponocephala electra
(Gray, 1846)
Melon-headed whale range
Range of P. electra
Synonyms
  • Electra electra (Gray, 1846)
  • Lagenorhynchus electra Gray, 1846

Other names

Also known as the Many-toothed Blackfish and Electra Dolphin.

Description

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References

  1. ^ Taylor, B.L., Baird, R., Barlow, J., Dawson, S.M., Ford, J., Mead, J.G., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Wade, P. & Pitman, R.L. (2008). "Peponocephala electra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 

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