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StartNASAAmazon river dolphin may very well be a number of species

Amazon river dolphin may very well be a number of species

Genetic evaluation has beforehand hinted that there are a number of species of Amazon river dolphin, and now variations in cranium form have added to the proof


11 Might 2022

Amazon River Dolphin or Boto (Inia geoffrensis) Rio Negro. Amazonia, Brazil

An Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis geoffrensis) within the Rio Negro, Brazil

Kevin Schafer

Proof is mounting that the Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), considered one of just a few remaining dolphin species that reside purely in recent water, is actually a number of species.

New analysis reveals that the skulls of those dolphins fluctuate considerably between populations in several river basins in South America. If their bodily variations characterize evolutionary diversifications somewhat than simply random variation inside a inhabitants, there may very well be profound conservation implications for these animals, which have declined sharply in current …


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