Cetacea Statistics

Number of records in Cetacea.
  • All taxa: number of marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] scientific names at all ranks (sum of species, genera, families,..., accepted and synonyms).
  • All species: number of marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] species (sum of accepted and synonyms) within the specific rank.
  • Acc. species: number of accepted marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] species within the specific rank.
  • Acc. species: number of accepted non-marine [nM] & non-fossil [nF] species within the specific rank.
  • Checked taxa: number of marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] scientific names (%) that have been checked by a Taxonomic Editor.
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 all taxa
[M, nF]
   all species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[nM, nF]
   checked taxa
[M, nF]
  Superfamily Mysticeti328213140328 (100 %)
    Family Balaenidae1037540103 (100 %)
    Family Balaenopteridae19712980197 (100 %)
    Family Eschrichtiidae94109 (100 %)
    Family Mysticeti incertae sedis21002 (100 %)
    Family Neobalaenidae53105 (100 %)
  Superfamily Odontoceti1,2358907531,235 (100 %)
    Family Delphinidae749590380749 (100 %)
    Family Iniidae62126 (100 %)
    Family Kogiidae23152023 (100 %)
    Family Lipotidae10011 (100 %)
    Family Monodontidae51332051 (100 %)
    Family Odontoceti incertae sedis18110018 (100 %)
    Family Phocoenidae93607093 (100 %)
    Family Physeteridae56371056 (100 %)
    Family Platanistidae52105 (100 %)
    Family Pontoporiidae95109 (100 %)
    Family Ziphiidae186135220186 (100 %)



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Authors describing most species during last decade for 

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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Cetacea Database": 479

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