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Ganges River Dolphin

Platanista gangetica

WBC-184: Ganges River Dolphin  Skull (Bone Clones)
Ganges River Dolphin Skull
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Ganges River Dolphin Skull - The Ganges river dolphin is one of four to five species of fresh water cetaceans found in Asia and South America. The Ganges, as its name would suggest, is native to the Ganges river system of India. This species feeds on a variety of fish using its needle-like teeth it snatch its prey. The Ganges dolphin has one of the strangest skulls in the animal kingdom with its reduced rostrum and large plate-like projections that surround the melon. Some authors include the Indus river dolphin as a subspecies of the Ganges.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia specimen number ANSP 2539
Remarks: Specimen has be aged at approximately 1-2 years of age.

Specifications:
CLASS: Mammalia
ORDER: Cetacea
FAMILY: Platanistidae
Origin: India
Info About Tooth Count Diet: Carnivore
Skull Length: 44 cm (17.3 in)

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