Sotalia fluviatilis Gervais and Deville 1853 (dolphin)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae

Alternative combinations: Delphinus fluviatilis, Sotalia tucuxi fluviatilis, Steno fluviatilis

Synonyms: Delphinus pallida Gervais 1855, Delphinus pallidus Gervais 1855, Delphinus tuchuschi Van Beneden and Gervais 1880, Sotalia brasiliensis Van Beneden 1875, Sotalia pallida Gervais 1855, Sotalia pallidus Gervais 1855, Sotalia tucuxi Gray 1856, Sotalia tucuxi pallidus Gervais 1855, Steno (Tucuxa) tucuxi Gray 1857, Steno pallidus Gervais 1855, Steno tucuxi Gray 1857

Belongs to Sotalia according to H. A. Cunha et al. 2005

See also da Silva and Best 1996, Gray 1866, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead and Brownell 2005, Perrin et al. 2013, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Van Beneden and Gervais 1880

Sister taxa: Sotalia guianensis, Sotalia maculiventer

Type specimens:

  • Sotalia fluviatilis: Its type locality is Rio Maranon, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in Peru
  • Delphinus pallidus:
  • Delphinus tuchuschi:
  • Sotalia brasiliensis: Its type locality is Bahia Rio de Janeiro, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Brazil.
  • Sotalia pallida:
  • Sotalia tucuxi:
  • Steno tucuxi:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Rio Maranon

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