Cetacea taxon details

Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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]   
Note Playa Paraíso (11 degrees 12 minutes S...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Playa Paraíso (11 degrees 12 minutes S latitude), Huacho, Lima, Peru [details]
Distribution A species of the eastern Pacific, but one record from New Zealand.  
Distribution A species of the eastern Pacific, but one record from New Zealand. [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=231409 on 2018-02-21
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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 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]   

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 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 King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Distribution A species of the eastern Pacific, but one record from New Zealand. [details]

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

IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Type locality Playa Paraíso (11 degrees 12 minutes S latitude), Huacho, Lima, Peru [details]

From other sources
Habitat tropical to warm temperate [details]
 

LanguageName 
English pygmy beaked whalePeruvian beaked whale  [details]
French baleine à bec pygmée  [details]
Spanish ballena picuda pigmea  [details]