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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus metis [No.1] Gray, 1846 
AphiaID: 383883

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus metis [No.1] (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus Linnaeus, 1758
Source Not documented
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValidity Gray (1846) described two different species on the same page, using the same name. One was based on skull "No. 1" and the other on skull "No. 2". He later (1850) corrected the error, describing D. clymene and saying that it was based on D. metis skull "No. 2," not "No. 1." The two original D. metis species are not nomina dubia, because they were based on skulls of known identity (No. 2= S. clymene and No. 1 = Tursiops truncatus). The two nominal species are commonly referred to as D. metis (Gray, 1846) No. 1 and D. metis (Gray, 1846) No. 2. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:383883
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Date   action   by
2009-03-05 14:31:36Z  created  Perrin, William
2009-04-14 20:10:04Z  changed  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Delphinus metis [No.1] Gray, 1846. In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=383883 on 2014-11-20
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