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 mirus True, 1913

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MesoplodonGervais, 1850accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: True's beaked 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
 English-United States: True's Beaked Whale sources: Charles Hussey
 French: baleine à bec de True
 German: True-Wal; True-Zweizahnwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Μεσόπλοδον του Τρου sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: mesoplodonte di True sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: dziobowal Truego sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: ремнезуб тру sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: severni dvozob sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: ballenato hocicudo de True; zifio de True sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: Trues näbbval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: True gagalı balinası; True iki dişli balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Ремнезуб Тру sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil gylfinog True

Literature

original description

True, F. W. (1913) Description of Mesoplodon mirum, a beaked whale recently discovered on the coast of North Carolina. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 45:651--6 57, pl. 52--57.

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

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.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2011). Mesoplodon mirus True, 1913. 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:137126

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

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.

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