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Common dolphin
2006-07-30 13:39:14

The common dolphin is the name given to up to three species of dolphin making up the genus Delphinus. Prior to the mid-1990s, most taxonomists only recognized one species in this genus, the Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis. Modern cetologists usually recognize two species - the Short-beaked Common Dolphin, which retains the systematic name Delphinus delphis, and the Long-beaked Common...

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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