WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesoplodon layardii (Gray, 1865)

231429  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:231429)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Gray J.E. (1865). Notes on the whales of the Cape; by E. L. Layard, Esq., of Cape-Town, Corr. Memb. with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, April 11, 1865:357--359. [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote South Africa, probably off the Cape of Good Hope.  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South Africa, probably off the Cape of Good Hope. [details]
Perrin, W. (2008). Mesoplodon layardii (Gray, 1865). In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=231429 on 2017-12-14

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2006-05-17 09:54:26Z
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2007-12-24 20:10:49Z
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
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original description Gray J.E. (1865). Notes on the whales of the Cape; by E. L. Layard, Esq., of Cape-Town, Corr. Memb. with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, April 11, 1865:357--359. [details]   

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]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication. 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [details]   

additional source Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of Living Whales. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. (246): 1-259., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.246 [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam. [details]   

additional source IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org [details]   

additional source Perrin, W.F.; Würsig, B.; Thewissen, J.G.M. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Second edition. Academic Press: London. ISBN 978-0-12-373553-9. xxix, 1316 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Shirihai, H. (2002). A complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife: the Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean. Alula Press FI 510 pp. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat cool temperate in Southern Hemisphere, oceanic [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype "Name based on the drawings of a skull in the collection of the South African Museum, Capetown, submitted to Gray, by Mr. E. Layard; type skull presented 1869 by trustees of South African Museum to British Museum [Natural History], no. 69.4.5.2" (Hershkovitz, 1966). [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South Africa, probably off the Cape of Good Hope. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLayard-snoetwalvis  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLayardspitssnuitdolfijn  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorstrap-toothed whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorstrap-toothed beaked whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLayard's beaked whale  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormesoplodon de LayardChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine à bec de Layard  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia bicuda de Layard  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorzifio de LayardChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfin picudo de LayardChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena de diente plano  [details]