The Taxonomy of an Chinese River Dolphin
By: D'Nayjia Dickens
What Is Taxonomy?
Taxonomy is the study of classifying organisms. The branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.There are 7 levels of taxonomy, each more specific than the last. These levels are called Taxon and they include Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species.
Taxonomy of an Chinese River Dolphin
Taxonomic Levels of an Chinese River Dolphin:
Kingdom: Animalia- These organisms are multicellular and eukaryotic. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move around on their own. These organisms must eat other organisms for survival, making them heterotrophic.
Phylum: Chordata- Organisms in this phylum have a spinal cord and vertebrate at some point during their life
Class: Mammalia- the highest class of living organisms, Also includes all the vertebrate animals.
Order: Cetacea- an order of marine mammals that comprises the whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
Family:Lipotes,Genus:lipotes,Species:L.Vexillier-Baiji which is another name they are called were thought to breed in the first half of the year, the peak calving season being from February to April.They have a 30% pregnancy rate, there pregnancy last from 10-11 months they deliver one half at a time. Their Calves measured 80-90 centimeters.Males reached sexual maturity at age four, females at age six.
Where is The Chinese River Dolphin Found
The Chinese River Dolphing is found swimming in the Yangtze River located in China
The Life of a Chinese River Dolphin
The Chinese river dolphin is a freshwater dolphin and one of the most endangered animals on Earth. It is also known as the Yangtze river dolphin, baiji, white-flag dolphin, and white-fin dolphin. Also Nick Named the " The Goddess of Yangtze" it is protection by local fisherman, and boatmen in China.
This Dolphin has a Long narrow, uncurved snout. Its skin is bluish above and on the otherside