Cetacea taxon details

Kogiidae Gill, 1871

136982  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136982)

accepted
Family
Genus Kogia Gray, 1846

Genus Callignathula Strand, 1926 accepted as Kogia Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Genus Callignathus Gill, 1871 accepted as Kogia Gray, 1846 (preoccupied)
Genus Cogia Wallace, 1876 accepted as Kogia Gray, 1846 (preoccupied)
Genus Euphisetes Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Kogia Gray, 1846 (misspelling)
Genus Euphysetes Wall, 1851 accepted as Kogia Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Genus Gallignathus Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Kogia Gray, 1846 (misspelling)
Subfamily Koginae Gill, 1871 accepted as Kogiidae Gill, 1871 (synonym)
marine
Not documented
Description The pygmy and dwarf sperm whales are much smaller than the sperm whale, and share only a slight resemblance to the great...  
Description 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]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Kogiidae Gill, 1871. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136982 on 2018-12-19
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
changed
2007-12-22 19:25:59Z
changed
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
checked
2009-03-09 11:18:10Z
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2009-03-11 12:36:54Z
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basis of record Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. <em>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.</em> 723--743., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T.A.; Leatherwood, S.; Webber, M.A. (1993). Marine mammals of the world. <em>FAO Species identification guide.</em> FAO: Rome, Italy. ISBN 92-5-103292-0. VIII, 320 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Description 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]
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English pygmy and dwarf sperm whales  [details]