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Mesoplodont whales
Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850

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

Included taxa

Number of records: 15

species Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby, 1804) - Sowerby's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon bowdoini Andrews, 1908 - Andrew's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon carlhubbsi Moore, 1963 - Hubb's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817) - Dense Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855) - Gervais' Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon ginkgodens Nishiwaki & Kamiya, 1958 - Ginko-toothed Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon grayi von Haast, 1876 - Gray's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon hectori (Gray, 1871) - Hector's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon hotaula Deraniyagala, 1963
species Mesoplodon layardii (Gray, 1865) - Strap-toothed Whale
species Mesoplodon mirus True, 1913 - True's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon perrini Baker, Baker, Dalemout, Van Helden & Mead, 2002 - Perrin's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 - Pygmy Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon stejnegeri True, 1885 - Stejneger's Beaked Whale
species Mesoplodon traversii Gray, 1874 - Spade-toothed Whale

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1434749]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [54bd70bf-d4cc-4950-b50b-cfc493b115a8]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015

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