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Collector:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Length - Total:
195 cm
Preparation:
Partial Skull
Remarks:
mandibles
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Mature
Type Citation:
Peale, T. R. 1848. Mammalia and Ornithology. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. 8: 33.
Type Status:
Type
Place:
off coast, Chile, South America, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
12 Jun ----
Notes:
Gray, J. E. (1866). Catalogue of seals and whales in the British Museum. London, British Museum. p. 247: Snout, head, back, tail, and dorsal fin blue-black; belly and pectoral fin white; sides pale tawny; eyes small, brown, and surrounded with a black ring, which joins the black of the snout; body between the dorsal fin and tail very much. compressed. Teeth 43/47: 43/47' Delphinus albimanus, Peale, Zool. Expl. Exped. Mamm. 33 (ed.1, 1848); Cassin, U. S. Expl. Exped. Mamm. 29. t. 6. f. 1. Inhab. Coast of Chili. "Total length 6 feet 6 inches, snout 5 inches; dorsal fin, measured along the front edge, 9 inches; tail 6 inches long, 4 inches wide; from the end of the snout to the eye 12 inches ; body 6 inches; above the tail, when most compressed, 1.5 inch wide; circumference in front of dorsal fin 40.5 inches. Weight estimated to be 150 pounds. "The specimen was a female. Its uterus contained a single fcetus, which was a male, of a reddish flesh-colour, and about 9 inches long. The stomach contained fragments of cephalopod mollusca only. It was harpooned from the bows of the U. S. ship 'Peacock' on the coast of Chili, latitude 27° 16' S., and longitude 75° 30' W., on the
Peale, T. R. (1848). "Mammalia and ornithology. United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Under the command of Charles Wilkes, u. s. n. -- v. VIII (United States Exploring Expedition v. 8.)." Philadelphia, Printed by C. Sherman, xxv, [17]-338 p. illus. 33 x 24 cm. p. 33-34, pl. VII fig. 1
Cassin, J. (1858). Mammalogy and ornithology. United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. vol. VIII (United States Exploring Expedition v. 8.). Philadelphia, Printed by C. Sherman & son. p. 29-30, pl. vi, fig. 1
Dental formula: 43/47, 43/47 = 180. Weight estimated to be 150 pounds. The specimen was a female. Its uterus contained a single foetus, which was a male, of a reddish flesh color, and about nine inches long. The stomach contained fragments of cephalopode mollusca only. It was harpooned from the bows of the U. S. Ship Peacock, on the coast of Chili, latitude 27° 16' S., and longitude 75° 30' W., on the twelfth of June. (Peale 1848:34)
Record Last Modified:
10 Jun 2020
Specimen Count:
1
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Odontoceti, Delphinidae
Published Name:
Delphinus delphis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Delphinus delphis albimanus
Delphinus albimanus Peale, 1848
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Catalog Number : 00003743
USNM Number:
A4107
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cdc94daf-4105-4db4-9265-0c5ecce8b7ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7510738