Taxon profile


Strap-toothed Whale
Mesoplodon layardii (Gray, 1865)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Ziphiidae »  genus Mesoplodon - Mesoplodont whales

Scientific synonyms

Mesoplodon guntheri Krefft, 1871
Mesoplodon layardi
Mesoplodon longirostris Gray, 1873
Mesoplodon thompsoni Ogilby, 1892
Ziphius layardii J.E. Gray, 1865

Other names

= Layard's Beaked Whale

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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Taonius pavo (Lesueur, 1821), Teuthowenia pellucida (Chun, 1910), Gonatus antarcticus Lönnberg, 1898, Histioteuthis macrohista Voss, 1969, Histioteuthis meleagroteuthis (Chun, 1910), ...

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [c81e165a-8472-4a74-a3ca-ccd60884c132]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mesoplodon layardii (J.E. Gray, 1865)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [13249]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Mesoplodon layardii (Gray, 1865)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Mesoplodon layardii Gray, 1865]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Mesoplodon layardii (Gray, 1865)]

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