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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 
AphiaID: 231409

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 editorZiphiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesoplodon (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesoplodon Gervais, 1850
Sources  original description Reyes, J. C., J. G. Mead and K. Van Waerebeek. (1991). A new species of beaked whale Mesoplodon peruvianus sp. n. (Cetacea: Ziphiidae) from Perus. Marine Mammal Science 7:1--24. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpygmy beaked whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeruvian beaked whale  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine à bec pygmée  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena picuda pigmea  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (12 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (33 nucleotides; 17 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution A species of the eastern Pacific, but one record from New Zealand. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Skukll and postcranial skeleton of a physically mature male in Museo de Historia Natural "Javier Prado" in Lima, Peru; no. MHNJP 1146. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Playa Paraíso (11 degrees 12 minutes S latitude), Huacho, Lima, Peru [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat tropical to warm temperate [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Pygmy beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus)
Pygmy beaked whale (Me...
Pygmy beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus)
Pygmy beaked whale (Me...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:231409
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2006-05-17 09:54:26Z  created  Charbonneau, Danny
2007-12-24 20:10:49Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  changed  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991. 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=231409 on 2014-07-23
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