Monodon monoceros Linnaeus 1758 (narhwal)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Monodontidae

Synonyms: Ceratodon monodon Pallas 1811, Ceratodontis ceratodon Brisson 1762, Monodon microcephalus Lacépède 1804, Monodon narhval Borowski 1781, Monodon narhwal Blumenbach 1779, Narwalus andersonianus Lacépède 1804, Narwalus microcephalus Lacépède 1804, Narwalus vulgaris Lacépède 1804, Tachynices megacephalus Brookes 1828

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Monodon according to P. Hershkovitz 1966

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Brandt 1873, Brisson 1762, Fischer 1829, Gray 1846, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Lacépède 1804, Linnaeus 1758, Lydekker 1887, Mead and Brownell 2005, Newton 1891, Nilsson 1847, Reeves and Tracey 1980, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Thomas 1911, Trouessart 1904 and Turner 1912

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (4: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Quebec collections), Greenland (2), Iceland (1), the Netherlands (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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