Amazon river dolphin

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Amazon river dolphin
Illustration of human next to dolphin
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Iniidae
Genus: Inia
I. geoffrensis
Binomial name
Inia geoffrensis
(Blainville, 1817)
Cetacea range map Amazon River Dolphin.PNG
Amazon river dolphin range

The Amazon river dolphin, boto, bufeo or pink dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is one of five species of river dolphin. The Amazon river dolphin lives in the Amazon River and Orinoco River. It is greyish pink in color. It is endangered because of dams and water pollution, especially mercury pollution.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. da Silva, V.; Trujillo, F.; Martin, A.; Zerbini, A.N.; Crespo, E.; Aliaga-Rossel, E. (2018). "Amazon River Dolphin: Inia geoffrensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2018: e.T10831A50358152. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T10831A50358152.en. Retrieved December 26, 2020. Unknown parameter |authro7= ignored (help); |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. "Amazon River Dolphin". World Wildlife Fund.