Platanista

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Platanista gangeticus

Classis : Mammalia 
Ordo : Cetacea 
Superfamilia : Platanistoidea 
   
Subdivisiones: Familiae
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Platanista (-ae, m.) est quaelibet ex quattuor familiis cetorum dentatorum qui in fluviis habitant et delphinus fluviatilis nonnumquam appellatur.

Taxinomia[recensere | fontem recensere]

  • Familia Platanistidae comprehendit Platanista gangetica gangetica, platanistas Gangeticos et P. gangetica minor, platanistas Indicos.
  • Familia Iniidae comprehendit Inia geoffrensis, platanistas maximos, qui Fluvio Amazonio adsunt.
  • Familia Lipotidae comprehendit Lipotes vexillifer, platanistas sinenses.
  • Familia Pontoporiidae comprehendit Pontoporia blainvillei, rostro maximo platanistae etiam delphini.

Bibliographia[recensere | fontem recensere]

  • Cassens, I., S. Vicario, V. G. Waddell, H. Balchowsky, D. Van Belle, W. Ding, C. Fan, R. S. Mohan, P. C. Simões-Lopes, R. Bastida, A. Meyer, M. J. Stanhope, et M. C. Milinkovitch. 2000. Independent adaptation to riverine habitats allowed survival of ancient cetacean lineages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 97 (21): 11343–11347. doi:10.1073/pnas.97.21.11343. PMID 11027333. PMC 17202. Bibcode 2000PNAS...9711343C.
  • Hamilton, H., S. Caballero, A. G. Collins, et R. L. Brownell. 2001. Evolution of river dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 268 (1466): 549–556. doi:10.1098/rspb.2000.1385. PMID 11296868. PMC 1088639.
  • Reeves, Randall R., et al. 2002. National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World. Novi Eboraci: Alfred A. Knopf.