WoRMS name details

Delphinus metis [No.1] Gray, 1846

383883  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:383883)

 unaccepted (synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Delphinus metis [No.1] Gray, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=383883 on 2018-02-21
Date
action
by
2009-03-05 14:31:36Z
created
2009-04-14 20:10:04Z
changed

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Not documented
From editor or global species database
Validity 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]