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South Asian river dolphin
| South Asian river dolphin|
Temporal range: 0.012–0Ma Quaternary – recent
|Ganges river dolphin leaping out of the water|
|Size compared to an average human|
| Platanista gangetica|
(Lebeck, 1801); (Roxburgh, 1801)
Platanista gangetica gangetica
|Ranges of the Ganges river dolphin and of the Indus river dolphin|
It is split into two subspecies, the Ganges river dolphin (P. g. gangetica) and Indus river dolphin (P. g. minor).
From the 1970s until 1998, they were regarded as separate species; however, in 1998, their classification was changed from two separate species to subspecies of a single species. The idea was to wait until genetic analysis had decided how best to classify them.
- "Platanista Wagler 1830 (toothed whale)". http://fossilworks.org/?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=63564.
- Smith, B.D.; Braulik, G.T. (2017). "Platanista gangetica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN) 2017: e.T41758A50383612. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41758/50383612.