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Tursiops australis[edit]

I just started a new article on the Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) which is being reported today as a third distinct species in this genus: New dolphin species discovered in Victoria (ABC News), Researcher discovers new dolphin species in Victoria (Monash University). I'm not a biology expert, so I'm not sure what is the most appropriate way to include it in this article, i.e. if there is consensus there are two species. There seems to have been some discussion above in 2008 about a possible new species (at the time named "Southern Australian bottlenose"), from research by Kate Charlton-Robb who has named this species, so I presume this was referring to research on the same dolphin. --Canley (talk) 01:02, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

The paper is published in PLoS ONE here: A New Dolphin Species, the Burrunan Dolphin Tursiops australis sp. nov., Endemic to Southern Australian Coastal Waters. --Canley (talk) 01:04, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Start Autoarchiving soon[edit]

Can we please start Autoarchiving this Talk Page? There are some very long-inactive Discussion Sections that are still not Archived. The Mysterious El Willstro (talk) 06:46, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

"Common"[edit]

On March 3, 2012, a single edit removed the word "common" from the article, creating recursive links and general confusion as to genus vs species [1]. I have manually "reverted" the edit, as it appears to me that "common" was appropriate everywhere it was. 71.234.215.133 (talk) 16:06, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

the bottle-nossed dolphin can eat orca calves?[edit]

the bottle-nossed dolphin can eat orca calves? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.228.10.189 (talk) 08:43, 3 April 2013 (UTC) if the bottle nosed dolphin can kill spotted dolphins so the bottle nosed dolphin can kill and eat orca calves? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.228.239.51 (talk) 11:19, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Is it or isn't it?[edit]

The article say "the following are sometimes listed as subspecies". And goes on to list ones such as t gilli. Either its a subspecies or its not . Can't this site make up its mind? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Honeybeesongfan (talkcontribs) 12:15, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Three references are provided for the two statements. The first reference is Mammal Species of the World, which lists Tursiops truncatus gillii and T. t. ponticus as subspecies. The second reference is Catalog of Living Whales, which describes Tursiops gillii/gilli as a distinct species. The third reference is Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, which describes T. t. ponticus as a subspecies. I was unable to find any references that describe it as a species. Therefore I have moved the information about T. t. ponticus up to join T. truncatus.
The categorization of populations is often debated by biologists, and different authorities may have different opinions. Wikipedia (and its editors) do not decide which one is "right", but report the conclusions of reliable sources. Axl ¤ [Talk] 12:59, 15 May 2014 (UTC)