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Catalog of Living Whales
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     Pontoporia Gray
      Pontoporia blainvillei Gervais and d'Orbigny
     Inia d'Orbigny
      Inia geoffrensis Blainville
     Lipotes Miller
      Lipotes vexillifer Miller
     Susu Lesson
      Susu gangetica Lebeck
     Steno Gray
      Steno bredanensis Lesson
     Sotalia Gray
      Sotalia fluviatilis Gervais and Deville
      Sotalia guianensis P. J. Van Bnden
      Sotalia brasiliensis E. Van Bnden
      Sotalia chinensis Osbeck
      Sotalia borneensis Lydekker
      Sotalia lentiginosa Gray
      Sotalia plumbea G. Cuvier
      Sotalia teuszi Kkenthal
     Stenella Gray
      Stenella asthenops Cope
      Stenella clymene Gray
      Stenella coeruleoalbus Meyen
      Stenella crotaphiscus Cope
      Stenella dubia G. Cuvier
      Stenella frontalis G. Cuvier
      Stenella graffmani Lnnberg
      Stenella longirostris Gray
      Stenella pernettyi Blainville.
     Delphinus Linnaeus
      Delphinus delphis delphis Linnaeus
      Delphinus delphis ponticus Barabash-Nikiforov
      Delphinus delphis bairdi Dall
     Tursiops Gervais
      Tursiops truncatus aduncus Ehrenberg
      Tursiops truncatus truncatus Montagu
      Tursiops gilli Dall
     Lissodelphis Gloger
      Lissodelphis [peroni] peroni Lacpde
      Lissodelphis [peroni] borealis Peale
     Lagenodelphis Fraser
      Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser
     Lagenorhynchus Gray
      Lagenorhynchus acutus Gray
      Lagenorhynchus albirostris Gray
      Lagenorhynchus cruciger Quoy and Gaimard
      Lagenorhynchus electra Gray
      Lagenorhynchus [cruciger] obliquidens Gill
      Lagenorhynchus thicolea Gray
     Cephalorhynchus Gray
      Cephalorhynchus commersoni Lacpde
      Cephalorhynchus eutropia Gray
      Cephalorhynchus hectori Van Bnden
      Cephalorhynchus heavisidei Gray
     Orcaella Gray
      Orcaella brevirostris Gray
     Pseudorca Reinhardt
      Pseudorca crassidens Owen
     Orcinus Fitzinger
      Orcinus orca Linnaeus
     Grampus Gray
      Grampus griseus G. Cuvier
     Globicephala Lesson
      Globicephala melaena melaena Traill
      Globicephala melaena sieboldi Gray
     Feresa Gray
      Feresa attenuata Gray
     Phocoena G. Cuvier
      Phocoena spinipinnis Burmeister
      Phocoena sinus Norris and McFarland
      Phocoena dioptrica Lahille
      Phocoena phocoena Linnaeus
     Phocoenoides Andrews
      Phocoenoides dalli True
     Neophocaena Palmer
      Neophocaena phocaenoides G. Cuvier
     Delphinapterus Lacpde
      Delphinapterus leucas Pallas
     Monodon Linnaeus
      Monodon monoceros Linnaeus
     Kogia Gray
      Kogia breviceps Blainville
     Physeter Linnaeus
      Physeter catodon Linnaeus
     Tasmacetus Oliver
      Tasmacetus shepherdi Oliver
     Berardius Duvernoy
      Berardius [bairdi] arnuxi Duvernoy
      Berardius [bairdi] bairdi Stejneger
     Mesoplodon Gervais
      Mesoplodon bidens Sowerby
      Mesoplodon europaeus Gervais
      Mesoplodon mirus True
      Mesoplodon grayi Haast
      Mesoplodon ginkgodens Nishiwaki and Kamiya
      Mesoplodon layardi Gray
      Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville
      Mesoplodon stejnegeri True
      Mesoplodon bowdoini Andrews
      Mesoplodon carlhubbsi Moore
     Ziphius G. Cuvier
      Ziphius cavirostris G. Cuvier
     Hyperoodon Lacpde
      Hyperoodon planifrons Flower
      Hyperoodon ampullatus Forster
     Eschrichtius Gray
      Eschrichtius gibbosus Erxleben
     Balaenoptera Lacpde
      Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacpde
      Balaenoptera edeni Anderson
      Balaenoptera borealis Lesson
      Balaenoptera physalus Linnaeus
      Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus
     Megaptera Gray
      Megaptera novaeangliae Borowski
     Caperea Gray
      Caperea marginata Gray
     Eubalaena Gray
      Eubalaena glacialis australis Desmoulins
      Eubalaena glacialis glacialis Mller
      Eubalaena glacialis japonica Lacpde
     Balaena Linnaeus
      Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus
  Incertae Sedis
      Amphiptera pacifica Giglioli
      Anarnak Lacpde
      Balaena mangidach Chamisso
      Balaenoptera andrejewi
      Balaenoptera caerulescens
      Balaenoptera grimmi
      Balaenoptera maculata Lacpde
      Balaenoptera nigra Lacpde
      Balaenoptera punctulata Lacpde
      Delphinapterus senedetta Lacpde
      Delphinorhynchus Blainville
      Delphinus bertini Desmarest
      Delphinus boryi Desmarest
      Delphinus chilensis Philippi
      Delphinus coronatus Frminville
      Delphinus feres Bonnaterre
      Delphinus leucocephalus Lesson
      Delphinus lunatus Lesson
      Delphinus maculatus Lesson and Garnot
      Delphinus maculiventer Owen
      Delphinus minimus Lesson
      Delphinus niger Lacpde
      Delphinus rhinoceros Quoy and Gaimard
      Delphinus siculus Rafinesque
      Delphinus tursio Fabricius
      Epiodon Rafinesque
      Epiodon urganantus Rafinesque
      Monodon spurius Fabricius
      Oxypterus Rafinesque
      Oxypterus mongitori Rafinesque

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NameOrcinus Fitzinger
Type SpeciesOrcinus orca (=Delphinus orca Linnaeus), by monotypy.
DistributionAll seas from Arctic to Antarctic.
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[?] MegalodontiaBrookes1828Cat. Joshua Brookes Mus., p. 40[work not seen; cf. Gray, 1866, Cat. seals and whales Brit. Mus., p. 279, where generic name only is cited]
OrcaGray1846Zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, 1(Mammalia): 33[included species: O. gladiator Gray (=Delphinus gladiator Bonnaterre=Delphinus orca Linnaeus; hence, type by virtual tautonomy), O. crassidens Owen (=Pseudorca crassidens Owen), O. capensis Gray (=D. orca Linnaeus), O. intermedia (=Feresa intermedia Gray); generic name preoccupied by Orca Wagler, 1830 (=Hyperoodon Lacpde)]
OrcaFlower1884Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1883: 507[characters]
OrcaWinge1942Interrelat. Mamm. Gen., 3: 252[characters; classification]
OrcinusFitzinger1860Wissentchaftlich-populre Naturgeschichte der Sugethiere, 6: 204.
OrcinusPalmer1899Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 13: 23-24[available name for Orca Gray, 1846, preoccupied]
OrcinusKellogg1928Quart. Rev. Biol., 3: 33 et seq.[history; relationship]
OrcinusFraser and Purves1960Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 7: 51 et seq., fig. 26 (table)[auditory system; classification]
OphysiaGray1868Synopsis whales and dolphins, p. 8[type species: Orca capensis Gray (=Delphinus orca Linnaeus), by monotypy]
OphysiaGray1870Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1870: 76[included species: Orca pacifica Gray (=Delphinus orca Linnaeus)]
GladiatorGray1870Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1870: 71[type species by monotypy: Orca stenorhyncha (=Orca gladiator Gray=Delphinus orca Linnaeus); name preoccupied by Gladiator Gistl, a genus of Coleoptera]
GrampusIredale and Troughton (not Gray)1933Rec. Australian Mus., 19(1): 28-36[type species: "Delphinus grampus `Linn.'=Hunter" (=Delphinus grampus Blainville=Delphinus orca Linnaeus), by monotypy]
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