WoRMS taxon details

Ziphiidae Gray, 1850

136986  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136986)

accepted
Family
Genus Berardius Duvernoy, 1851
Genus Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804
Subfamily Hyperoodontinae (Gray, 1846)
Genus Indopacetus Moore, 1968
Genus Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850
Genus Tasmacetus Oliver, 1937
Genus Ziphius Cuvier, 1823

Genus Aliama Gray, 1864 accepted as Ziphius Cuvier, 1823 (synonym)
Subfamily Ananarcinae Gill, 1871 accepted as Ziphiidae Gray, 1850 (misspelling)
Subfamily Anarnacinae Gill, 1871 accepted as Hyperoodontinae (Gray, 1846) (synonym)
Genus Anodon Wagler, 1830 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Aodon Lesson, 1828 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Berardus Gray, 1863 accepted as Berardius Duvernoy, 1851 (synonym)
Genus Callidon Gray, 1871 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Cetodiodon Jacob, 1825 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Chaenocetus Eschricht, 1846 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Chaenodelphinus Eschricht, 1843 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Chenocetus Gray, 1846 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Chenodelphinus Duvernoy, 1851 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Diodon Lesson, 1828 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Dioplodon Gervais, 1855 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Diplodon Gray, 1866 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Dolichodon Gray, 1866 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (Junior synonym)
Genus Epiodon Burmeister, 1867 accepted as Ziphius Cuvier, 1823 (synonym)
Genus Frasercetus Moore, 1968 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Heterodon Blainville in Demarest, 1817 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Hyperadon J. A. Allen, 1869 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Hyperdordon Gray, 1821 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (misspelling)
Genus Hyperodon Cope, 1865 accepted as Ziphius Cuvier, 1823 (synonym)
Genus Hyperondon Hall & Kelson, 1959 accepted as Ziphius Cuvier, 1823 (misspelling)
Genus Hyprodon Duméril, 1806 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Lagenocetus Gray, 1863 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Lagocetus Gray, 1866 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Mesiodon Gray, 1866 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Mesodiodon Duvernoy, 1851 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Micropteron Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Micropterus Wagner, 1846 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Neoziphius Gray, 1871 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Nodus Wagler, 1830 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Oulodon von Haast, 1876 accepted as Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 (synonym)
Genus Paikea Oliver, 1922 accepted as Berardius Duvernoy, 1851 (synonym)
Genus Petrorhynchus Gray, 1865 accepted as Ziphius Cuvier, 1823 (synonym)
Genus Uperoodon Gray, 1843 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (misspelling)
Genus Uranodon Illiger, 1811 accepted as Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Ziphiorrhynchus Burmeister, 1865 accepted as Ziphius Cuvier, 1823 (synonym)
Genus Zyphius Moreno, 1895 accepted as Ziphius Cuvier, 1823 (misspelling)
marine
Not documented
Description The taxonomy of this group is unresolved, and is currently under study. Although likely to change, there are 19 species...  
Description The taxonomy of this group is unresolved, and is currently under study. Although likely to change, there are 19 species currently recognised. The beaked whales are medium-sized cetaceans (4 to 13 m long), which as a rule, have reversed sexual dimorphism (females larger than males). In general, beaked whales have a pronounced beak, relatively small dorsal fin set far back on the body, small flippers that fit into depressions on the sides, 2 short throat grooves, flukes without a notch, and no more than 1 or two pairs of functional teeth in the lower jaw of the males only (major exceptions are Berardius, in which females also have two pairs of exposed teeth, and Tamacetus, in which both sexes have long rows of slender functional teeth). Beaked whales are poorly known as a rule; however, most are thought to be deep-diving squid feeders. They generally travel in small groups. <123> [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Ziphiidae Gray, 1850. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136986 on 2018-08-19
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
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2009-03-11 12:36:54Z
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basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Jefferson, T.A.; Leatherwood, S.; Webber, M.A. (1993). Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species identification guide. FAO: Rome, Italy. ISBN 92-5-103292-0. VIII, 320 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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From other sources
Description The taxonomy of this group is unresolved, and is currently under study. Although likely to change, there are 19 species currently recognised. The beaked whales are medium-sized cetaceans (4 to 13 m long), which as a rule, have reversed sexual dimorphism (females larger than males). In general, beaked whales have a pronounced beak, relatively small dorsal fin set far back on the body, small flippers that fit into depressions on the sides, 2 short throat grooves, flukes without a notch, and no more than 1 or two pairs of functional teeth in the lower jaw of the males only (major exceptions are Berardius, in which females also have two pairs of exposed teeth, and Tamacetus, in which both sexes have long rows of slender functional teeth). Beaked whales are poorly known as a rule; however, most are thought to be deep-diving squid feeders. They generally travel in small groups. <123> [details]
LanguageName 
Dutch spitssnuitdolfijnen  [details]
English beaked whales  [details]
Japanese アカボウクジラ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål spisshvalfamiliennebbhvalfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk spisskvalfamiliennebbkvalfamilien  [details]
Swedish näbbvalar  [details]