common bottlenose dolphin, Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
English: Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
Español: Delfín nariz de botella.
Français : Un Grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) surfe dans le sillage d'un bateau de recherche sur la Banana river, près du Centre spatial Kennedy.
Latina: Delphinus speciei Tursiops truncatus, genere tursiopse inesse.
Magyar: Palackorrú delfin.
Date 5 February 2004
Tursiops truncatus, commonly known as the common bottlenose dolphin or the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (and in older literature simply as the bottlenose dolphin, a term now applied to the genus), is the most well-known species from the family Delphinidae. All bottlenose dolphins were previously known as T. truncatus, but recently the genus has been split into three species, Tursiops truncatus, Tursiops aduncus (Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin) and Tursiops australis (Burrunan dolphin). Order: Artiodactyla, Infraorder: Cetacea, Family: Delphinidae, Genus: Tursiops, Species: Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821).