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Long-finned pilot whale

(Globicephala melas)

Description

The long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) is a large species of oceanic dolphin.It shares the genus Globicephala with the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus).Long-finned pilot whales are known as such because of their unusually long pectoral fins.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Cetacea
Family:Delphinidae
Genus:Globicephala
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