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SPECIES Platanista gangetica

Author:Roxburgh, 1801.
Citation:Asiat. Res. Trans. Soc. (Calcutta ed.), 7: 170, pl. 5.
Common Name:Ganges River Dolphin
Type Locality:India, West Bengal, "in the Ganges. . . rivers, and creeks, which intersect in the delta of that river to the South, S. E. and east of Calcutta." (= Hooghly River, Ganges River delta).
Distribution:India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: Ganges, Bramaputra, Meghna, Karnaphuli, and Hooghly river systems.
Status:CITES Appendix I; IUCN Endangered as P. g. gangetica.
Comments:Reviewed by Reeves and Brownell (1989). Formerly included minor (= indi), see Van Bree (1976), Pilleri and Gihr (1971), and Pilleri (1978).
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