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Chinese River Dolphin

Chinese River Dolphin
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Subclass:Eutheria
Order:Cetacea
Suborder:Odonticeti[?]
Family:Lipotidae[?](?)
Genus:Lipotes
Species:vexillifer
Binomial name
Lipotes vexillifer
The Chinese River Dolphin, or Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) is a freshwater dolphin found only in the Yangtze River in China. It is the only member of its genus. Other names for it include Beiji, Pai C'hi, Whitefin Dolphin, Whiteflag Dolphin, Yangtze Dolphin, and Yangtze River Dolphin.

Its population has been estimated at just five animals, and it is therefore thought to be the world's most endangered cetacean.

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