river dolphin

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river dolphin

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Noun1.river dolphin - any of several long-snouted usually freshwater dolphins of South America and southern Asia
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
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Their topics include the seasonal ecology of Inia in the Orinoco, Amazon, and Upper Madeira river basins in South America; using equation models to determine the age of pink river dolphin skulls; the fossil record and evolutionary history of Iniodea; the population structure and phylogeography of tucuxi dolphins (Sotalia fluviatilis); threats and the conservation status of Franciscana, Pontoporia blainvillei; the population status and conservation of Baiji and the Yangze finless porpoise; and the evolutionary history and phylogenetic relationships of the superfamily Platanistoidea.
The boto, as it is known in Brazil (Inia geoffrensis), better known by Colombian and Peruvian fishermen and rural people as bufeo colorado, or pink dolphin, belongs to the superfamily Platanistoidea, or river dolphins.