Mesoplodon perrini Dalebout et al. 2002 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: M. L. Dalebout, J. G. Mead, C. S. Baker, A. N. Baker, and A. L. Helden. 2002. A new species of beaked whale Mesoplodon perrini sp. n. (Cetacea: Ziphiidae) discovered through phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequences. Marine Mammal Science 18(3):577-608

Belongs to Mesoplodon according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Dalebout et al. 2002, Lambert and Louwye 2016 and Mead and Brownell 2005

Sister taxa: Mesoplodon bidens, Mesoplodon bononiensis, Mesoplodon bowdoini, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi, Mesoplodon danconae, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon europaeus, Mesoplodon ginkgodens, Mesoplodon grayi, Mesoplodon hectori, Mesoplodon hotaula, Mesoplodon lawleyi, Mesoplodon layardii, Mesoplodon longirostris, Mesoplodon medilineatus, Mesoplodon meneghinii, Mesoplodon mirus, Mesoplodon peruvianus, Mesoplodon posti, Mesoplodon slangkopi, Mesoplodon stejnegeri, Mesoplodon traversii, Mesoplodon tumidirostris, Ziphius gibbus, Ziphius tenuirostris, Ziphius (Dolichodon) geelongensis

Type specimen: USNM 504853, a skeleton. Its type locality is Carlsbad, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in California.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Carlsbad

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