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Dolphins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dolphins
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.267
Unique ID
D004289
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004289
Annotation
do not confuse with DOLPHIN FISH see PERCIFORMES; note "whale" entry terms: these are common misnomers and are taxonomically DOLPHINS not WHALES
Scope Note
Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)
Entry Term(s)
Amazon Dolphins
Amazon River Dolphins
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins
Baiji
Cephalorhynchus
Chinese River Dolphin
Delphinidae
False Killer Whale
Feresa attenuata
Franciscana
Fraser's Dolphin
Ganges Dolphin
Ganges River Dolphin
Grampus griseus
Gray Grampus
Humpback Dolphins
Inia geoffrensis
Irrawaddy River Dolphin
La Plata Dolphin
Lagenodelphis hosei
Lagenorhynchus
Lagenorhynchus acutus
Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Langenorhynchus obliquidens
Lipotes vexillifer
Lissodelphis
Many-Toothed Blackfish
Marine Dolphins
Melon-Headed Whale
Ocean Dolphins
Orcaella brevirostris
Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
Peponocephala electra
Piebald Dolphins
Planista gangetica
Platanista
Pontoporia blainvillei
Pseudorca crassidens
Pygmy Killer Whale
Right Whale Dolphins
Risso's Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphin
Sotalia fluviatilis
Sousa
Steno bredanensis
Susus
Tucuxi Dolphin
Whale, False Killer
Whale, Melon-Headed
Whale, Pygmy Killer
White-Beaked Dolphins
Yangtze River Dolphin
Related Numbers
txid103592
txid103594
txid103596
txid103598
txid103599
txid118797
txid27607
txid27609
txid27610
txid27612
txid46167
txid48723
txid48747
txid48750
txid82174
txid83653
txid90246
txid90247
txid9725
txid9726
Previous Indexing
Cetacea (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
1968
History Note
1968
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Dolphins Preferred
Whale, Melon-Headed Narrower
Whale, Pygmy Killer Narrower
Susus Narrower
White-Beaked Dolphins Narrower
Amazon Dolphins Narrower
Langenorhynchus obliquidens Narrower
Pacific White-Sided Dolphins Narrower
Chinese River Dolphin Narrower
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins Narrower
Fraser's Dolphin Narrower
Ganges Dolphin Narrower
Irrawaddy River Dolphin Narrower
La Plata Dolphin Narrower
Lagenorhynchus Narrower
Ocean Dolphins Narrower
Piebald Dolphins Narrower
Right Whale Dolphins Narrower
Risso's Dolphin Narrower
Rough-Toothed Dolphin Narrower
Sousa Narrower
Tucuxi Dolphin Narrower
Whale, False Killer Narrower
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