The Irrawaddy Dolphin was identified by Sir Richard Owen in 1866 and is one of two species in its genus (the other being the newly discovered Australian Snubfin Dolphin). It is similar to the beluga in appearance. It has sometimes been listed in either a family containing just itself and in Monodontidae and Delphinapteridae. Nowadays there is widespread agreement to list it in the Delphinidae family, a family of which the name was simply produced by merging the words Monodontidae and Delphinapteridae.
Read more about Irrawaddy Dolphin here at Wikipedia.
Here is an article about Irrawaddy Dolphin at World Wilf Life (WWF).
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Posted by Myat Thura - Myanmar man from Burma at 2:08 PM