Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific Ocean
Haast, J. v. (1876). "On a new ziphioid whale." Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1876: 7-13, one Fig.
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).
From: Ewan Fordyce firstname.lastname@example.org To: Robert L Brownell email@example.com Cc: Jim firstname.lastname@example.org; Paul Scofield email@example.com Sent: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 2:06 pm Subject: Re: Chatham Islands Mesoplodon Hi Bob I too spent some time looking for the historic 3 Chathams material, syntypes of Mesoplodon grayi. No luck at Museum of NZ or Otago Museum. As for Canterbury Museum, around 1980, Alan Baker and Anton van Helden acquired much or all of the cetacean collection from Canterbury Museum and added it to the Museum of NZ collections. I will have some email files on that, and will later send what I find. I’m not sure what ziphiids Canterbury Museum holds now, and so here cc your query to one of Canterbury Museum’s natural history curators, Paul Scofield. More later, Ciao Ewan
Record Last Modified:
3 Aug 2017
Animalia Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Chordata Mammalia Mammalia Mammalia Cetacea Cetacea Cetacea Ziphiidae Ziphiidae Ziphiidae