Stejneger, L. 22 Jun 1883 ["1883 Jun 22"]. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 6: 75.
Bering Island [= Ostrov Beringa], E shore, Stare Gavan, Commander Islands, Kamchatskiy, Russia, Asia, North Pacific Ocean
Autumn of 1882.
Stejneger, L. (1883). "Contributions to the history of the Commander Islands. No. 1. - Notes on the natural history, including descriptions of new cetaceans." Proceedings of United States National Museum 6: 58-89.
Record Last Modified:
23 Jun 2016
Animalia Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Chordata Mammalia Mammalia Mammalia Cetacea Cetacea Cetacea Ziphiidae Ziphiidae Ziphiidae
Shirahama, Chiba, Japan, Asia, North Pacific Ocean
Taxidermied skin prepared for the 1954 IWC meeting in Tokyo.
Yamada e-mail 23 V 2011; Yamada and Tajima 2014 ms
A Berardius taxidermy was prepared for the 1954 IWC meeting in Tokyo. It was then exhibited in the National Science Museum in Tokyo for a certain period of time, The National Science Museum has no record and we do not know how long it was on display. In 1970 it was given to a high school in Iwate prefecture from the very bottom of the museum storage. Hirota high school of Fisheries kept the specimen for more than 20 years. It was again given to a Rikuzen takada city, for a new museum built in 1994. The specimen hanging from the ceiling was hit by the tsunami in March. The specimen was plastic-coated in 1994, the coating was partly destroyed by the tsunami and National Science Museum is planning to repair it. The quality of the specimen is not very good.
Envelope labeled (Mead's handwriting) "mounted skull" (True 1910. There is no verification of that. True gives questionable data on mounted skull - Bering Is. (?), Grebnitszki (?), but no photos of skull. Photos of mounted skull have left frontal and sqamosa; sawed off.
True, F. W. (1910). "An account of the beaked whales of the family Ziphiidae in the collection of the United States National Museum, with remarks on some specimens in other American museums." United States National Museum, Bulletin 73: v + 89, 42 pls.