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river dolphin

n.
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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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But in comparing the fossils with both extinct and living dolphins, the researchers determined that the animal's closest relative is the modern Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis).
LAHORE -- WWF-Pakistan is set to embark upon the extensive survey to assess the population of Indus River dolphin, one of the most threatened river cetaceans living in five sub-populations in about 1,000 kilometer stretch of Indus Rivers main channel.
Campaign groups say it has damaged biodiversity, threatening the critically endangered Yangtze river dolphin.
Animal populations in many of China's ecosystems have significantly decreased as a result of the country's development and urbanization including the Yangtze River dolphin and the Chinese alligator, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
SAO PAULO -- Scientists have made the first discovery in 100 years of a new river dolphin species in the waters of the Araguaia river in Brazil's vast Amazon rainforest.
Summary: Meet the endangered Ganges river dolphin on a boat down the Chambal River.
According to forest department officials, the campaign is aimed at generating awareness about the conservation of the Ganges River Dolphin.
Summary: Another newly-born river dolphin has been found by conservationists at a nature reserve in China.
However, Beijing has received criticism for the destruction of its aquatic habitats through rampant industrialization, which caused the extinction of the Yangtze River dolphin and has critically endangered the Yangtze River porpoise.
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.
It is declared as the second most threatened fresh water dolphin species after the Chinese river dolphin, the Baiji by IUCN's Red Data List for threatened and endangered species.
This is most definitely a threat to the future of this river dolphin species," said Alison Wood, with the England-based Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.