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Bolivian River Dolphin

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The Bolivian river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis boliviensis) is a subspecies of the Amazon river dolphin. Although older publications as well as some recent publications[1] consider the boliviensis population as distinct species from Inia geoffrensis, the great majority of the scientific community including the IUCN[2] consider boliviensis population to be a subspecies of Inia geoffrensis. Current classification[3] therefore considers a single species, Inia geoffrensis, in the genus Inia, with three recognized subspecies.

References

  1. ^ Martínez-Agüero, M., S. Flores-Ramírez, and M. Ruiz-García (2006). "First report of major histocompatibility complex class II loci from the Amazon pink river dolphin (genus Inia)". Genetics and Molecular Research 5 (3): 421–431. PMID 17117356. http://www.funpecrp.com.br/gmr/year2006/vol3-5/pdf/gmr0202.pdf. 
  2. ^ Reeves, R.R., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y. & Zhou, K. (2008). Inia geoffrensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 06 March 2009.
  3. ^ Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world: systematics and distribution. Society of Marine Mammalogy Special Publication Number 4. pp. 231. 
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