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David Nicolson - ITIS Data Development Coordinator: Although Mammal Species of the World (1993) lists Tursiops aduncus in synonymy under T. truncatus, Dale W. Rice (1998) notes, after citing 'equivocal' evidence, that "for the interrim it is more useful to list T[ursiops] truncatus and T. aduncus as separate species, even though the specific allocation of some populations remains in question"
Mead & Brownell, Jr., in Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Status: CITES - Appendix II; IUCN - Data Deficient
Mead & Brownell, Jr., in Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: See Leatherwood and Reeves (1990). Ross and Cockroft (1990:124) considered aduncus to be synonymous with truncatus. Hall (1981:885-887) considered nesarnack and gillii distinct species, and synonymized truncatus with nesarnack. Opinion 1413 of the International Commision on Zoological Nomenclature (1986) conserved truncatus Montagu, 1821 and suppressed nesarnack Lacépède, 1804. Rice (1998:106) provisionally recognized T. t. truncatus (Bottlenose Dolphin), T. t. ponticus (Black Sea Bottlenos...