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Descriptor English: Dolphins
Descriptor Spanish: Delfines
Descriptor Portuguese: Golfinhos
Descriptor French: Dauphins
Entry term(s): Amazon Dolphins
Amazon River Dolphins
Atlantic White Sided Dolphins
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins
Baiji
Baijus
Cephalorhynchus
Chinese River Dolphin
Delphinidae
Dolphin
Dolphin, Fraser's
False Killer Whale
False Killer Whales
Feresa attenuata
Franciscana
Franciscanas
Fraser Dolphin
Fraser's Dolphin
Frasers Dolphin
Ganges Dolphin
Ganges River Dolphin
Grampus griseus
Gray Grampus
Humpback Dolphin
Humpback Dolphins
Inia geoffrensis
Irrawaddy River Dolphin
La Plata Dolphin
Lagenodelphis hosei
Lagenodelphis hoseus
Lagenorhynchus
Lagenorhynchus acutus
Lagenorhynchus albirostri
Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Langenorhynchus obliquiden
Langenorhynchus obliquidens
Lipotes vexillifer
Lissodelphi
Lissodelphis
Many Toothed Blackfish
Many-Toothed Blackfish
Marine Dolphin
Marine Dolphins
Melon Headed Whale
Melon-Headed Whale
Melon-Headed Whales
Ocean Dolphin
Ocean Dolphins
Orcaella brevirostri
Orcaella brevirostris
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
Peponocephala electra
Piebald Dolphin
Piebald Dolphins
Planista gangetica
Planista gangeticas
Platanista
Platanistas
Pontoporia blainvillei
Pontoporia blainvilleus
Pseudorca crassiden
Pseudorca crassidens
Pygmy Killer Whale
Pygmy Killer Whales
Right Whale Dolphin
Right Whale Dolphins
Risso Dolphin
Risso's Dolphin
Rissos Dolphin
Rough Toothed Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphins
Sotalia fluviatili
Sotalia fluviatilis
Sousa
Steno bredanensis
Susus
Tucuxi Dolphin
Tucuxi Dolphins
Whale, False Killer
Whale, Melon-Headed
Whale, Pygmy Killer
White Beaked Dolphins
White-Beaked Dolphin
White-Beaked Dolphins
Yangtze River Dolphin
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.267
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004289
Scope note: Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)
Annotation: do not confuse with DOLPHIN FISH see PERCIFORMES; note "whale" entry terms: these are common misnomers and are taxonomically DOLPHINS not WHALES
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Cetacea (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 1968
History Note: 1968
DeCS ID: 4349
Unique ID: D004289
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Dolphins - Preferred
Concept UI M0006711
Scope note Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)
Preferred term Dolphins
Entry term(s) Dolphin
Whale, Melon-Headed - Narrower
Concept UI M0006731
Preferred term Whale, Melon-Headed
Entry term(s) Many Toothed Blackfish
Many-Toothed Blackfish
Melon Headed Whale
Melon-Headed Whale
Melon-Headed Whales
Peponocephala electra
Whale, False Killer - Narrower
Concept UI M0006713
Preferred term Whale, False Killer
Entry term(s) False Killer Whale
False Killer Whales
Pseudorca crassiden
Pseudorca crassidens
Whale, Pygmy Killer - Narrower
Concept UI M0006732
Preferred term Whale, Pygmy Killer
Entry term(s) Feresa attenuata
Pygmy Killer Whale
Pygmy Killer Whales
Susus - Narrower
Concept UI M0006734
Preferred term Susus
Entry term(s) Platanista
Platanistas
White-Beaked Dolphins - Narrower
Concept UI M0006744
Preferred term White-Beaked Dolphins
Entry term(s) Lagenorhynchus albirostri
Lagenorhynchus albirostris
White Beaked Dolphins
White-Beaked Dolphin
Amazon Dolphins - Narrower
Concept UI M0477298
Preferred term Amazon Dolphins
Entry term(s) Amazon River Dolphins
Inia geoffrensis
Langenorhynchus obliquidens - Narrower
Concept UI M000613548
Preferred term Langenorhynchus obliquidens
Entry term(s) Langenorhynchus obliquiden
Chinese River Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006746
Preferred term Chinese River Dolphin
Entry term(s) Baiji
Baijus
Lipotes vexillifer
Yangtze River Dolphin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins - Narrower
Concept UI M000611648
Preferred term Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins
Entry term(s) Atlantic White Sided Dolphins
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus acutus
Fraser's Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006723
Preferred term Fraser's Dolphin
Entry term(s) Dolphin, Fraser's
Fraser Dolphin
Frasers Dolphin
Lagenodelphis hosei
Lagenodelphis hoseus
Ganges Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006724
Preferred term Ganges Dolphin
Entry term(s) Ganges River Dolphin
Planista gangetica
Planista gangeticas
Irrawaddy River Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006728
Preferred term Irrawaddy River Dolphin
Entry term(s) Orcaella brevirostri
Orcaella brevirostris
La Plata Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006729
Preferred term La Plata Dolphin
Entry term(s) Franciscana
Franciscanas
Pontoporia blainvillei
Pontoporia blainvilleus
Lagenorhynchus - Narrower
Concept UI M0006716
Preferred term Lagenorhynchus
Ocean Dolphins - Narrower
Concept UI M0006721
Preferred term Ocean Dolphins
Entry term(s) Delphinidae
Marine Dolphin
Marine Dolphins
Ocean Dolphin
Piebald Dolphins - Narrower
Concept UI M0006739
Preferred term Piebald Dolphins
Entry term(s) Cephalorhynchus
Piebald Dolphin
Right Whale Dolphins - Narrower
Concept UI M0006736
Preferred term Right Whale Dolphins
Entry term(s) Lissodelphi
Lissodelphis
Right Whale Dolphin
Risso's Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006717
Preferred term Risso's Dolphin
Entry term(s) Grampus griseus
Gray Grampus
Risso Dolphin
Rissos Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006738
Preferred term Rough-Toothed Dolphin
Entry term(s) Rough Toothed Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphins
Steno bredanensis
Sousa - Narrower
Concept UI M0006725
Preferred term Sousa
Entry term(s) Humpback Dolphin
Humpback Dolphins
Pacific White-Sided Dolphins - Narrower
Concept UI M000611649
Preferred term Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
Entry term(s) Pacific White Sided Dolphins
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Tucuxi Dolphin - Narrower
Concept UI M0006737
Preferred term Tucuxi Dolphin
Entry term(s) Sotalia fluviatili
Sotalia fluviatilis
Tucuxi Dolphins



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