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AuthorP.J.H. van Bree
TitleNeophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis (Pilleri & Gihr, 1973), a synonym of the preoccupied name Delphinus melas Schlegel, 1841 (Notes on Cetacea, Delphinoidea VII)
JournalBeaufortia
Volume21
Year1973
Issue274
Pages17-24
ISSN0067-4745
AbstractThe name Delphinus melas, given by Schlegel (1841) to a Finless Porpoise from Japan, is a junior homonym of Delphinus melas Traill, 1809 (now: Globicephala melaena). The generic name Neomeris Gray, 1846 is preoccupied by Neomeris Costa, 1844; the valid nomen novum for Gray’s genus is Neophocaena Palmer, 1899. Neomeris asiaeorientalis Pilleri & Gihr, 1973 belongs to the same taxon as described by Schlegel. Therefore the correct name of the Japanese form described by Schlegel is Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis (Pilleri & Gihr, 1973).
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