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SPECIES Lagenorhynchus cruciger

Author:Quoy and Gaimard, 1824.
Citation:Voy. autour du Monde...l'Uranie et la Physicienne, Zool.: p. 87, pl. 2.
Common Name:Hourglass Dolphin
Type Locality:Pacific Ocean, "entre la Nouvelle-Hollande et le cap Horn [= between Australia and Cape Horn]...par 49 [S] de latitude".
Distribution:Southern hemisphere: antarctic and cold-temperate waters.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Formerly included australis and obscurus, see Hershkovitz (1966a) and comments under australis and obscurus.
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Synonyms:

    albigena (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824)
    bivitattus (Lesson and Garnot, 1826)
    clanculus Gray, 1846
    wilsoni Lillie, 1915

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