Cetacea taxon details

Platanista gangetica (Lebeck, 1801)

254967  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:254967)

accepted
Species
fresh
Lebeck, H. J. (1801). Delphinus delphis beschrieben von Herrn Heinrich Julius Lebeck. Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, Neue Schriften 2:280-282, pl. [details]   
Note Hooghly River, near Calcutta, West Bengal, India.  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Hooghly River, near Calcutta, West Bengal, India. [details]
Distribution Ganges,Brahmaputra, Karnaphuli and Indus river systems  
Distribution Ganges,Brahmaputra, Karnaphuli and Indus river systems [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Platanista gangetica (Lebeck, 1801). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=254967 on 2018-04-26
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2007-12-22 19:25:59Z
created
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
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2009-03-11 12:36:54Z
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2009-04-09 15:27:12Z
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2010-01-04 16:38:16Z
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original description Lebeck, H. J. (1801). Delphinus delphis beschrieben von Herrn Heinrich Julius Lebeck. Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, Neue Schriften 2:280-282, pl. [details]   

original description  (ofDelphinus gangetica Roxburgh, 1801) Roxburgh, W. (1801). An account of a new species of Delphinus, and inhabitant of the Ganges. Asiatick Researches - Transactions of the Asiatick Society (Calcutta ed.)7:170, pl.5. [details]   

basis of record Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. In Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. 723--743., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication. 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [details]   

additional source Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of Living Whales. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. (246): 1-259., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.246 [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam. [details]   

additional source IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org [details]   

additional source Perrin, W.F.; Würsig, B.; Thewissen, J.G.M. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Second edition. Academic Press: London. ISBN 978-0-12-373553-9. xxix, 1316 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Roxburgh, W. (1801). An account of a new species of Delphinus, and inhabitant of the Ganges. Asiatick Researches - Transactions of the Asiatick Society (Calcutta ed.)7:170, pl.5. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Distribution Ganges,Brahmaputra, Karnaphuli and Indus river systems [details]

Holotype Adult male found stranded November, 1797, and figured by Roxburgh. Rostrum and lower jaw collected also collected by Roxburgh in same locality and according to Owen (1853) was in the collection of the College of Surgeons (No. 2182)is potential neotype. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Endangered (EN) [details]

Type locality Hooghly River, near Calcutta, West Bengal, India. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Assamese shihuhiho  [details]
Bengali sishu maachshushukhungmaachfoomaach  [details]
Czech defínovec ganžský  [details]
Dutch Gangesdolfijn  [details]
English susuSouth Asian river dolphinIndus River dolphinGangetic dolphinGanges River dolphinblind river dolphinbhulan  [details]
French sousouplataniste de l'Indus, or plataniste du Ganges  [details]
German Ganges-Delphin  [details]
Hindi sunsarsoonse  [details]
Italian delfino cieco  [details]
Nepali (individual language) swongsusus matsya  [details]
Portuguese golfinho do Ganges, do Indo  [details]
Sindhi bhulan  [details]
Spanish platanista del Ganges, or platanista del Indus  [details]
Urdu dolphin muchli  [details]