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Physeter catodon

Author:
Thompson, T
Type:
Citations
Date:
1829
Topic:
Stranding ?? Stranding forms
Sperm Whale
Distribution
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External illustration
External illustration
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Notes:
Original figure of specime stranded on Holderness coast in 1825; its skeleton is reported to be in the possession of Sir Clifford Constable and was later described by Beale (Nat. Hist. Sperm Whale, 1839, q.v.).
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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A stranded sperm whale, Physeter catodon, at Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico

Author:
Mignucci Giannoni, A. A
Type:
Citations
Date:
1988
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Stranding ?? Stranding forms
Distribution
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Desarrollo morfologico del feto de cachalote, Physeter catodon L

Author:
Paliza, O
Type:
Citations
Date:
1964
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External morphometrics
External morphometrics
Reproductions
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Notes:
Kellogg Library. Deals with external characters only. English summary.
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Christine O'Sullivan
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Juvenile
Place:
Saint Thomas, Jamaica, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
17 Aug 2009
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR15336
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
18 Aug 2009
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
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Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Nippon Kinkai Hogei Co. Ltd.
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean
Sex:
Male
Place:
Japan, Asia, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
29 Aug 1960
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR15323
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
11 Jun 2009
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NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
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Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, North Sea
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Romo, North Frisian Islands, Sonderjylland, Denmark, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
27 Mar 1996
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR12495
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
One specimen in Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Lille; Redman 2014:23
Record Last Modified:
14 May 2015
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Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, North Sea
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Birchington, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
4 Feb 1762
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR12513
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Redman 2004:62-63, 87, 94-95, 97, 100 - stranded at Birchington, exhibited in Backstow's Museum, Fleet Street. Piurchased by Cuvier(1836:210), commented on by Flower (1869:311, 313).
Redman, N. (2014). Whales' Bones of France, Southern Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Teddington, England, Redman Publishing. p. 38
Record Last Modified:
27 May 2015
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Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea
Sex:
Female
Place:
Bou-Ismaïl, Algeria, Africa, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
28 Mar 1977
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
USNM Number:
STR19207
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Redman, N. (2014). Whales' Bones of France, Southern Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Teddington, England, Redman Publishing. p. 42; Lloze, R. and D. Mary (1999). "Les Cétaces du Muséum de Perpignan." Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Perpignan, Annales, 9:1-41. p. 20
Record Last Modified:
1 Jul 2015
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Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
H. H. Brimley
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Cast
Model
Photograph
Mounted Skeleton
Sex:
Male
Place:
Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
6 Apr 1928
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Accession Number:
105783
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : STR00795
USNM Number:
253783
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Mounted Baleen and Sperm Whale Skeletons - Compiled by T.W. French - Last updated 2012: North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC - 55 foot Sperm Whale skeleton named “Trouble”. It washed ashore on Wrightsville Beach, NC in 1928. The skeleton was assembled by the museum’s founder, H. H. Brimley, and has been on display since 1930. It has been used in the museum’s logo. It was re-mounted in 1999 and moved into the museum’s new building.
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Physeter cf. catodon Linnaeus

Collector:
Clayton E. Ray et al
Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Collection Date:
1975
Common name:
Sperm whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus
USNM Number:
PAL183048
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, tooth
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Paleobiology
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NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
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The food and feeding habits of the sperm whale (Physeter catodon Linnaeus)

Author:
Dong Zhengzhi
Type:
Citations
Date:
1984
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Stranding ?? Stranding forms
Distribution
Feeding - Foraging
Ecology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Cephalopoda
Notes:
English abstract.
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Strandings of sperm whales, Physeter catodon, in Ungava Bay, Northern Quebec

Author:
Reeves, R. R
Finley, K.J
Mitchell, E. D
MacDonald, J
Type:
Citations
Place:
Atlantic
Date:
1986
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Stranding ?? Stranding forms
Distribution
Arctic
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

Collector:
Donnadieu
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Bay Of Biscay
Sex:
Unknown
Type Status:
Type
Type Citation:
Cuvier. 1798. Tabl. Elem. Hist. Nat. 176.
Place:
Audierne, Rivage De Primelin (Premelin)., Finistere, Bretagne, France, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
14 Mar 1784
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Chordata Mammalia Mammalia Mammalia Cetacea Cetacea Cetacea Physeteridae Physeteridae Physeteridae
Published Name:
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Physeter catodon maximus
Physeter maximus Cuvier, 1798
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : LR00M646
Other Number : STR04698
Other Number : STR02701
USNM Number:
STR2990
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Gray, J. E. (1866). Catalogue of seals and whales in the British Museum. London, British Museum. p. 205
Redman 2014:18 - says 32 sperm whales; Redman 2014:37; Camper 1820; Van Beneden & Gervais 1880: pl xviii, fig. 5; Flower 1869:309
Record Last Modified:
27 May 2015
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The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature and a paradigm: the name Physeter catodon Linnaeus 1758

Author:
Schevill, W. E
Type:
Citations
Date:
1986
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Systematics
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Notes:
Argues for P. catodon.
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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The Sperm Whale (Physeter catodon) Off the West Coast of South Africa, 2. Reproduction in the Female

Author:
Best, P.B
Type:
Citations
Date:
1968
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Reproductions
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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The Sperm Whale (Physeter catodon) Off the West Coast of South Africa, 4. Distribution and Movements

Author:
Best, P.B
Type:
Citations
Date:
1969
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Distribution
Migration
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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The Sperm Whale (Physeter catodon) Off the West Coast of South Africa, 5. Age, Growth and Mortality

Author:
Best, P.B
Type:
Citations
Date:
1970
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Age
Mortality
Growth, curve
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Body composition of the sperm whale, Physeter catodon, with special reference to the possible functions of fat depots

Author:
Lockyer, C
Type:
Citations
Date:
1991
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Anatomy
Biochemistry
Spermaceti
Physiology
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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A male spermaceti whale, Physeter catodon (kato, below, odous, a tooth; teeth in lower jaw only) Lin

Author:
Hunter, P
Type:
Citations
Date:
1829
Topic:
Sperm Whale
Stranding ?? Stranding forms
Distribution
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Notes:
specimen taken near Whitstable, south coast of England, Feb. 15, 1829.
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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The Food and feeding habits of the sperm whale (Physeter catodon L.) taken off the west coast of Iceland

Author:
Roe, H.S.J
Type:
Citations
Date:
1969
Topic:
Feeding - Foraging
Iceland
Sperm Whale
Diet - Stomach Contents
Prey--cephalopods
Scar
Suckers
deep-sea
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Odontocetes--Physeteridae--Physeter--catodon
Data Source:
Cephalopod Bibliography
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