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Risso's dolphin, monk dolphin (Grampus griseus)
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Risso's dolphin, monk dolphin (Grampus griseus)

English: Grampus griseus (Risso's dolphin)
Français : Grampus griseus (Dauphin de Risso)
Date 1876
Source Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Author Anonym, for Edward Drinker Cope

Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus. It is commonly known as the Monk dolphin among Taiwanese fishermen. Risso's dolphin is named after Antoine Risso, whose description formed the basis of the first public description of the animal, by Georges Cuvier, in 1812. Another common name for the Risso's dolphin is grampus (also the species' genus), although this common name was more often used for the orca. The etymology of the word "grampus" is unclear. It may be an agglomeration of the Latin grandis piscis or French grand poisson, both meaning big fish. The specific epithet griseus refers to the mottled (almost scarred) grey colour of its body. Order: Artiodactyla, Infraorder: Cetacea, Family: Delphinidae, Genus: Grampus, Species: Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812).

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