Mesoplodon traversii Gray 1874 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Alternative combination: Dolichodon traversii

Synonym: Mesoplodon bahamondi Reyes et al. 1996

Belongs to Mesoplodon according to O. Lambert and S. Louwye 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Mead and Brownell 2005, Rice 1998 and van Helden et al. 2002

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 perrini, Mesoplodon peruvianus, Mesoplodon posti, Mesoplodon slangkopi, Mesoplodon stejnegeri, Mesoplodon tumidirostris, Ziphius gibbus, Ziphius tenuirostris, Ziphius (Dolichodon) geelongensis

Type specimens:

  • Mesoplodon traversii: NMNZ 546, a skull
  • Mesoplodon bahamondi:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Mesoplodon traversii in the database

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