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 grayi von Haast, 1876

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MesoplodonGervais, 1850accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: Grays spitssnuitdolfijn; spitssnuitdolfijn van Gray sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: Gray's beaked whale; scamperdown whale sources: 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
 French: baleine à bec de Gray
 German: Camperdown-Wal; Gray-Zweizahnwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Μεσόπλοδον του Γκρέυ sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: mesoplodonte di Gray sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: Grėjaus dvidantis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: dziobowal Graya sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: baleia bicuda de Gray
 Russian: ремнезуб грэя sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: ballenato hocicudo de Gray; zifio de Gray sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: Grays näbbval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: Gray gagalı balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Ремнезуб Грея

Literature

original description

Haast, J. von. (1876). Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London, 1976, 9:457.

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.

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

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.

additional source

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

King, C. (2009). Terrestrial mammals (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2010). Mesoplodon grayi von Haast, 1876. 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:137124

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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.

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2008-08-20 by William Perrin

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