WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus metis [No.2] Gray, 1846

383884

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:383884

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Perrin, W. (2009). Delphinus metis [No.2] Gray, 1846. In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=383884 on 2017-11-19

Date
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2009-03-05 14:31:36Z
created
2009-04-10 15:24:26Z
changed

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Not documented
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]