Platanista gangetica

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24 Feb 2021
Assessment information
CMS InstrumentsCMS
IUCN StatusEndangered
Date of entry in Appendix II1991

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Common names
EnglishGanges River Dolphin
FrenchDauphin du Gange, Sousouc, Bhulan
SpanishDelfín del Ganges
GermanPlatanista
Taxonomy
ClassMammalia
OrderCetacea
FamilyPlatanistidae
Scientific name Platanista gangetica

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Other details
Additional notesSubspecies _gangetica_ only. (Formerly listed as _Platanista gangetica_.)

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