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Globicephala melas (Long-finned pilot whale)

ca'aing whale, Atlantic blackfish, common pilot whale, pilot whale, pothead [English]; langvinloodswalvis [Afrikaans]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Synapsida (mammal-like reptiles) > Therapsida > Theriodontia >  Cynodontia > Mammalia (mammals) > Placentalia (placental mammals) > Laurasiatheria > Ferungulata > Cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulates and cetaceans) > Whippomorpha > Cetacea (whales, dolphins and porpoises) > Family: Delphinidae

Globicephala melas (Long-finned pilot whale) Globicephala melas (Long-finned pilot whale)

Long-finned pilot whales, pelagic trip off Cape Town, South Africa. [photos Trevor Hardaker ]