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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogiidae Gill, 1871 
AphiaID: 136982

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogiidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti Flower, 1867
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKoginae Gill, 1871 (synonym)
Sources  basis of record Mead, J. G. and R. L. Brownell, Jr. (2005). Cetacea. Pages 723--743 in Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpygmy and dwarf sperm whales  [details]
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Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallignathula Strand, 1926 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia Gray, 1846
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallignathus Gill, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia Gray, 1846
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallignathus simus Gill, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia sima (Owen, 1866)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCogia Wallace, 1876 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia Gray, 1846
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCogia breviceps Benham, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphisetes Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia Gray, 1846
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphisetes pottsi Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphysetes Wall, 1851 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia Gray, 1846
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphysetes grayii Wall, 1851 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphysetes macleayi Gill, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphysetes pottsi Haast, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGallignathus Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia Gray, 1846
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKoginae Gill, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogiidae Gill, 1871
Environment marine
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The pygmy and dwarf sperm whales are much smaller than the sperm whale, and share only a slight resemblance to the great sperm whale. They have blunt, squarish heads, with underslung lower jaws (like their larger counterparts), but the head is much smaller than in the sperm whale, and the blowhole is not located at the front of the head as it is in the sperm whale. The skull structure is curious; it shares a basin-like facial area and great asymmetry with hte sperm whale, but is much shorter. The dorsal fin in both species is larger than that of the sperm whale. The biology of these animals is very poorly known. <123> [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136982
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z  changed  Claus, Simon
2007-12-22 19:25:59Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
2009-03-09 11:18:10Z  changed  Perrin, William
2009-03-11 12:36:54Z  changed  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Kogiidae Gill, 1871. In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136982 on 2014-11-29
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