Revision to Humpback Dolphin taxonomy

A good deal of work has gone into this study to sort out the genetics of the Sousa genus

In a nutshell S.chinesis has been split into 3 species.

S. Chinensis remains off of SE Asia, Hong Kong etc;

S. Sahulensis is a new species off the coast of Australia and New Guinea; and

S. Plumbea in the Indian Ocean from Southern Africa through to somewhere around Laos.

All of which I have seen, though I have yet to see the West African species, Sousa teuszi (the West African species)


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