Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Cetartiodactyla > Suborder Cetancodonta > Infraorder Cetacea > Superfamily Odontoceti > Family Ziphiidae > Genus Mesoplodon

Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MesoplodonGervais, 1850accepted genus name

Species group names

Mesoplodon densirostris Gunther, 1955 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: Europese spitssnuitdolfijn
 English: European beaked whale; Gervais' beaked whale sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: baleine à bec de Gervais
 German: Europäischer Schnabelwal; Gervais-Zweizahnwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Ευρωπαϊκό μεσόπλοδον sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: mesoplodonte di Gervais sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: antilinis dvidantis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: dziobowal europejski sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: антильский ремнезуб sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: ballenato hocicudo de Gervais; zifio de Gervais sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: Gervais näbbval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: avrupa gagalı balinası; gervais iki dişli balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Антильський ремнезуб; кит Жерве; Ремнезуб антильський

Literature

original description

Gervais, P. (1855). Histoire naturelle des Mamifères. L. Curmer, Paris. 2. Ordre des Cétacés:314--331.

basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 375-376

additional source

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

additional source

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.

additional source

Perrin, W. F., B. Würsig and J. G. M. Thewissen. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Norman, S. A. and J. G. Mead. (2001). Mesoplodon europaeus. Mammalian Species 688:1--5.

additional source

Culik, B. 2000. Convention on Migratory Species: Whales and Dolphins.

additional source

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.

additional source

Rice, D. W. 1998. Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication 4.

additional source

Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of living whales. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 246:1--259.

Genbank

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2011). Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855). In: Perrin, W.F. World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137123

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
IUCN:
Red List status DD 2008This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
Red List status DD 2008This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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