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The Bolivian river dolphin is recognized as a species

In early 2012, the Bolivian river dolphin, or bufeo, was formally recognized as a species by the Society of Marine Mammalogy’s Committee of Taxonomy. Previously the genus Inia had been considered monospecific with three subspecies of Inia geoffrensis: I. g. … Continue reading

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New Red List Assessments for Two Species of Finless Porpoises

CSG member John Wang and collaborators recently presented strong morphological and molecular evidence for reproductive isolation of two main forms of finless porpoises in sympatry, leading to the conclusion that there are at least two biological species: the Indo-Pacific finless … Continue reading

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