A beaked whale from the Bahama Islands and comments on the distribution of Mesoplodon densirostris. American Museum novitates ; no. 1897

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Joseph Curtis. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:42:39Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:42:39Z
dc.date.issued 1958 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/4564
dc.description 12 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12). en_US
dc.description.abstract "An occurrence of the rare beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris is reported for the Bahama Islands. Measurements of the skull of this male specimen and its proportions are presented with those of three males from other parts of the North Atlantic Ocean, showing the relationship and variation. Photographs of skull, mandible, and teeth are presented. The reported occurrence of this species in the Gulf of Mexico is shown to be unfounded. The species['] range is thought to be not cosmopolitan, but pelagic in tropical and subtropical waters, from which sick or injured individuals may drift to colder shores"--P. 11. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1897 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1897, 1958 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mesoplodon densirostris -- Bahamas. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mesoplodon densirostris -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Geographical distribution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Whales -- Bahamas. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Whales -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Geographical distribution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Bahamas. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Geographical distribution. en_US
dc.title A beaked whale from the Bahama Islands and comments on the distribution of Mesoplodon densirostris. American Museum novitates ; no. 1897 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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