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Orca brevirostris  Owen in Gray, 1866
Taxonomic Serial No.: 771062

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Orcaella brevirostris (Owen in Gray, 1866)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - original name/combination   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Arnold, Peter W., and George E. Heinsohn  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic status of the Irrawaddy Dolphin Orcaella brevirostris (Owen in Gray): a cladistic analysis   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Memoires of the Queensland Museum, vol. 39, part 2   
  Page(s): 141-204   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0079-8835   
  Reference for: Orca brevirostris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gray, John Edward  
  Publication Date: 1866   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of seals and whales in the British Museum, Second Edition   
  Page(s): vii + 402   
  Publisher: British Museum   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hershkovitz, Philip  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Living Whales   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: United States National Museum Bulletin, no. 246   
  Page(s): viii + 259   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Orca brevirostris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mead, James G., and Robert L. Brownell, Jr. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Cetacea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 1   
  Page(s): 723-743   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Orca brevirostris   

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  Comment: See Arnold & Heinsohn (1996:204, Appendix 5) for the chronology of nomenclature & appropriate authorship attribution. First available use was in Gray (March 1866, quoting extensively from, and attributed to Owen's then-unpublished work that was published later the same year on August 15 1866), and the valid combination given there was "Orca brevirostris"  



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