Beaked Whale Identification Guide

Selected References


Baker, A. N. and van Helden, A. L. (1999) New records of beaked whales, genus Mesoplodon, from New Zealand (Cetacea: Ziphiidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 29, 235-244.

Baker, A. N. (2001) Status, relationships and distribution of Mesoplodon bowdoini Andrews, 1908 (Cetacea: Ziphiidae). Marine Mammal Science 17, 473-493.

Balcomb, K. C., III. (1989) Baird's beaked whale Berardius bairdii Stejneger, 1883: Arnoux's beaked whale Berardius arnuxii Duvernoy, 1851. In Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 4. Pp. 261-288. (Eds S. H. Ridgeway and S. R. Harrison.) Academic Press, London.

Dalebout, M. L., Mead, J. G., Baker, C. S., Baker, A. N. & van Helden, A. L. (2002) A new species of beaked whale Mesoplodon perrini sp. n. (Cetacea: Ziphiidae) discovered through phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequences. Marine Mammal Science 18, 577-608.

Dalebout M. L., Ross G. J. B., Baker C. S., Anderson R. C., Best P. B., Cockcroft V. G., Hinsz H. L., Peddemors V., and Pitman R .L. (2003) Appearance, distribution and genetic distinctiveness of Longman's beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus. Marine Mammal Science 19, 421-461.

Heyning, J. E. (1989) Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris G. Cuvier, 1823. In Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 4. Pp. 289-308. (Eds S. H. Ridgeway and S. R. Harrison.) Academic Press, London.

Heyning, J. E. (1989) Comparative facial anatomy of beaked whales (Ziphiidae) and a systematic revision among the families of extant Odontoceti. Contributions in Science, 405 1-64.

Mead, J. G., Walker, W. A. and Houck, W. J. (1982). Biological observations on Mesoplodon carlhubbsi (Cetacea: Ziphiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 344, 1-25.

Mead, J. G. (1989) Chapter 12. Shepherd's beaked whale Tasmacetus shepherdi Oliver, 1937. In Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 4. Pp. 309-320. (Eds S. H. Ridgeway and S. R. Harrison.) Academic Press, London.

Mead, J. G. (1989) Chapter 13. Bottlenose whales Hyperoodon ampullatus and Hyperoodon planfrons Flower, 1882. In Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 4. Pp. 321-348. (Eds S. H. Ridgeway and S. R. Harrison.) Academic Press, London.

Mead, J. G. (1989) Chapter 14. Beaked whales of the genus Mesoplodon. In Handbook of Marine Mammals, Vol. 4. Pp. 349-430. (Eds S. H. Ridgeway and S. R. Harrison.) Academic Press, London.

Moore, J. C. (1963) Recognizing certain species of beaked whales of the Pacific Ocean. American Midland Naturalist, 70, 396-428.

Moore, J. C. (1968) Relationships among the living genera of beaked whales with classifications, diagnoses and keys. Fieldiana: Zoology 53, 209-298.

Reyes, J. C., J. G. Mead, and Van Waerebeek, K. (1991) A new species of beaked whale Mesoplodon peruvianus sp. n. (Cetacea Ziphiidae) from Peru. Marine Mammal Science 7, 1-24.

Reyes, J. C., Van Waerebeek, K., Caredenas, J. C., and Yanez, J. L. (1995) Mesoplodon bahamondi sp.n. (Cetacea, Ziphiidae), a new living beaked whale from the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. Boletin del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural,Chile 45, 31-44.

van Helden, A. L., Baker, A. N., Dalebout, M. L., Reyes, J. C., Van Waerebeek, K. & Baker, C. S. (2002) Resurrection of Mesoplodon traversii (Gray, 1874), senior synonym of M. bahamondi Reyes, Van Waerebeek, Cárdenas and Yañez, 1995 (Cetacea: Ziphiidae). Marine Mammal Science 18, 609-621.

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