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Iniidae (river dolphins)

Synonyms: Stenodelphidae; Stenodelphinidae

Wikipedia Abstract

Iniidae is a family of river dolphins containing one living and four extinct genera. The dentition of Iniidae dolphins is heterodont, having conical, small teeth. The teeth extend lingually in the back and in the front they have a small depression on the side of each. These mammals are carnivorous, finding prey by using echolocation.
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Auroracetus (1)
Brachydelphis (1)
Goniodelphis (1)
Inia (Amazon river dolphin) (3)   (1)
Ischyrorhynchus (1)
Lipotes (baiji) (1)   (1)
Pliopontos (1)
Pontistes (1)
Pontoporia (franciscana) (1)
Saurocetes (2)
Stenasodelphis (1)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0