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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Blainville
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Sex:
Unknown
Type Status:
Type
Type Citation:
de Blainville, H. M. 1817. Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat., 9. 178.
Place:
Locality Unknown, France ?, Europe ?, North Atlantic Ocean
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Blainville, H. M. D. de (1817). "pages 178-179 in the article "Dauphins" that comprises pp. 146-179 " Nouveau Dictionaire d'Histoire Naturelle, appliquée aux arts, à l'agriculture, à l'économie rurale et domestique, à la médecine, etc. 9: 178-179.
holotype
Waller, G. N. H. (2015). "An annotated checklist of mesoplodont whale species (Cetacea, Ziphiidae) discovered during the nineteenth century." Archives of natural history 42(2): 226–235. ABSTRACT: Eight species of mesoplodont whales (genus Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850) named during the nineteenth century are based on valid descriptions. A checklist with the original description and type material for each of these species is provided. Additional data given may include type locality and illustrative sources, type material holding institution and type registration number(s). The only type specimen for which a record of external morphology was published relates to the 1803 stranding of Sowerby’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens).
Record Last Modified:
10 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Chordata Mammalia Mammalia Mammalia Cetacea Cetacea Cetacea Ziphiidae Ziphiidae Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Mesoplodon densirostris densirostris
Delphinus densirostris de Blainville, 1817
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : CAC A.3552
USNM Number:
STR2300
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Sex:
Male
Place:
Barrañán, Arteixo, La Coruna, Spain, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
7 Mar 2002
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Corvelo et al 2015
Record Last Modified:
10 Jul 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
USNM Number:
STR19221
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean
Sex:
Male
Place:
Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia, Australia, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
1869
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
7 Jul 2011
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR2467
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean
Sex:
Female
Place:
Cocos Island, 2 Miles Off The Southeast End Of Cocos Island., Cocos Island, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
20 May 2000
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
7 Jan 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR12612
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
W. P. Cordes
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Photograph
Sex:
Male
Place:
Dennisport, Beach In Front Of Cordes' Home., Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
Jun 1930
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
15 Nov 2013
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR5141
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean
Preparation:
Skull
Skeletal Elements
Sex:
Male
Place:
Cape Reciefe, South Africa, Africa, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
27 Apr 1952
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
15 Nov 2013
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : PEM 1496/74
USNM Number:
STR5778
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
John R. Henderson
W. G. Gilmartin
G. Peterson
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean
Preparation:
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Laysan Island, SW Corner Of Island, Adjacent To W End Of High Rocky Beach, Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
Apr 1983
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Accession Number:
364880
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : JRH 236
Other Number : STR05204
USNM Number:
550452
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Paul Meier
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Of Mexico
Preparation:
Skull
Sex:
Female
Place:
Jack Stout Bayou, Southwest of Houma, on coast off mouth Jack Stout Bayou, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
5 Jan 1974
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Photos of carcass in USNM files sent by George Lowery and examined by J.G. Mead ;
Record Last Modified:
19 Nov 2013
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : STR2179
USNM Number:
LSUMZ19403
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
J. G. Mead
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Fluid
Anatomical
Other
Remarks:
Fetus of USNM 504217
Skeletal (Pelvic bones), Reproductive (Ovary)
Stomach Contents, Parasite (Cestodes)
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Hatteras Island, North Of Buxton, 1.8 Mi N Of Ramp 22, Dare, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
4 Mar 1975
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Fetus of 504217 - length (142 mm), Weight (28.65 g)
Record Last Modified:
13 Mar 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : JGM 137 F
USNM Number:
593918
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, South China Sea
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Brunei, Asia, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
Feb 1998
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Ponnampalam e-mail 13 XI 2013
May be related to STR12288.
Record Last Modified:
4 Dec 2013
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
Other Number : STR12288
USNM Number:
STR18731
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
T. J. Mcintyre
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Skull
Skeleton
Anatomical
Other
Remarks:
Reproductive (Unknown)
Barnacle
Sex:
Male
Place:
Hatteras Island, .25 Mile South Of Ramp 16, Dare, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
14 Jun 1972
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Accession Number:
310180
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : 1258
USNM Number:
486173
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
J. G. Mead
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Skull
Skeleton
Anatomical
Fluid
Anatomical
Other
Remarks:
Fetus of USNM 504217
Skeletal (Pelvic bones), Reproductive (Ovary)
Stomach Contents, Parasite (Cestodes)
Sex:
Female
Place:
Hatteras Island, North Of Buxton, 1.8 Mi N Of Ramp 22, Dare, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
4 Mar 1975
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Accession Number:
310180
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : JGM 137
SI Negative Number : JM 440:17
SI Negative Number : JM 441
SI Negative Number : JM 442
USNM Number:
504217
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
J. G. Mead
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay
Bay/Sound:
Delaware Bay
Preparation:
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Leipsic River, 1 Mile North Of The River Mouth., Kent, Delaware, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
27 Mar 1980
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Oct 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Accession Number:
341488
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : JGM 418
Other Number : SEAN5106
SI Negative Number : 83-15946 D
SI Negative Number : 83-15947 V
SI Negative Number : 83-15948 L
SI Negative Number : 83-15945 P
SI Negative Number : 83-15942ML
SI Negative Number : 83-15943MV
SI Negative Number : 83-15944MD
SI Negative Number : 01-8449 A
SI Negative Number : 01-8451 MA
SI Negative Number : 01-8453 MP
SI Negative Number : 83-15943
SI Negative Number : 83-15944
SI Negative Number : 83-15946
SI Negative Number : 83-15947
SI Negative Number : 83-15948
USNM Number:
504950
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean
Sex:
Unknown
Type Status:
Type
Type Citation:
Gray, J. E. 1846. Zoology Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Erebus And Terror, 1 (Mammalia). 28, fig. 1-2, pl. 6.
Place:
Locality Unknown, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
1839
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Gray, J. E. (1866). Catalogue of seals and whales in the British Museum. London, British Museum. p. 355
Record Last Modified:
18 Mar 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Chordata Mammalia Mammalia Mammalia Cetacea Cetacea Cetacea Ziphiidae Ziphiidae Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Mesoplodon densirostris sechellensis
Ziphius sechellensis Gray, 1846
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : CAC A.3551
Other Number : CAG B II/219
USNM Number:
STR1125
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A stranding of Mesoplodon densirostris in Tasmania

Author:
Guiler, E. R
Type:
Citations
Date:
1966
Topic:
Dense-beaked whale
Blainville's beaked whale
Distribution
Stranding ?? Stranding forms
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Ziphiidae--Mesoplodon--densirostris
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography

First record of Mesoplodon densirostris from Formosa

Author:
Kasuya, T
Nishiwaki, M
Type:
Citations
Date:
1971
Topic:
Whaling
Catches
Dense-beaked whale
Blainville's beaked whale
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External photographs
External photographs
External morphology--External morphometrics
External morphometrics
Distribution
Coloration
Reproductions
Osteology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Ziphiidae
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Ziphiidae--Mesoplodon--densirostris
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography

Vaginal fibromas in a beaked whale, Mesoplodon densirostris

Author:
Flom J. G
Brown, R. J
Jones R. E
Schonewald, J
Type:
Citations
Date:
1980
Topic:
Dense-beaked whale
Blainville's beaked whale
Pathology
Histology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Ziphiidae--Mesoplodon--densirostris
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography

First record of Mesoplodon densirostris (Cetacea: Ziphiidae) from Rhode Island

Author:
Nawojchik, R
Type:
Citations
Date:
1994
Topic:
Dense-beaked whale
Blainville's beaked whale
Stranding ?? Stranding forms
Distribution
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Ziphiidae--Mesoplodon--densirostris
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography

Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean
Preparation:
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Poivre, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
25 Apr 2013
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR5958
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Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Algoa Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Africa, Indian Ocean
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 May 2007
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Ziphiidae
Published Name:
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR1138
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