Taxon profile


Northern Bottlenose Whale
Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)

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

Scientific synonyms

Balaena ampullata Forster, 1770
Cetodiodon hunteri Jacob, 1825
Delphinus (Chaenodelphinus) edentulus Wagner, 1846
Delphinus bidens Shaw, 1801
Delphinus bidentatus Bonnaterre, 1789
Delphinus butskode Blainville, in Demarest, 1817
Delphinus butskopf Bonnaterre, 1789
Delphinus chemnitzianus Blainville, in Demarest, 1817
Delphinus diodon Lacépède, 1804
Delphinus edentulus Schreber, 1802

Other names

= North Atlantic Bottle-nosed Whale
= Northern Bottle-nosed Whale

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Oschmarinella sobolevi Skrjabin, 1947

prey: Taonius pavo (Lesueur, 1821), Teuthowenia megalops (Prosch, 1849) - Atlantic Cranch Squid, Gonatus fabricii (Lichtenstein, 1818) - Boreoatlantic Armhook Squid

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [10707]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Hyperoodon ampullatus Forster, 1770]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)]

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