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Marine mammals of the world : a comprehensive guide to their identification

Author: Thomas A Jefferson; Marc A Webber; Robert L Pitman; Uko Gorter
Publisher: London : Academic Press, [2015]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Jefferson, Thomas A.
Marine mammals of the world
Druck-Ausgabe
(DE-604)BV043247739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Jefferson; Marc A Webber; Robert L Pitman; Uko Gorter
ISBN: 0124095925 9780124095922
OCLC Number: 918998750
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Basic marine mammal biology --
Taxonomic groupings above the species level --
Cetaceans --
Pinnipeds --
Sirenians --
Otters & polar bear --
Extinct species --
Identification keys. Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction --
2.Basic Marine Mammal Biology --
3.Taxonomic Groupings Above the Species Level --
4.Cetaceans --
North Atlantic right whale --
Eubalaena glacialis --
North Pacific right whale --
Eubalaena japonica --
Southern right whale --
Eubalaena australis --
Bowhead whale --
Balaena mysticetus --
Pygmy right whale --
Caperea marginata --
Blue whale --
Balaenoptera musculus --
Fin whale --
Balaenoptera physalus --
Sei whale --
Balaenoptera borealis --
Bryde's whale --
Balaenoptera edeni --
Omura's whale --
Balaenoptera omurai --
Common minke whale --
Balaenoptera acutorostrata --
Antarctic minke whale --
Balaenoptera bonaerensis --
Humpback whale --
Megaptera novaeangliae --
Gray whale --
Eschrichtius robustus --
Sperm whale --
Physeter macrocephalus --
Pygmy sperm whale --
Kogia breviceps --
Dwarf sperm whale --
Kogia sima --
Baird's beaked whale --
Berardius bairdii --
Arnoux's beaked whale --
Berardius arnuxii --
Cuvier's beaked whale Note continued: Ziphius cavirostris --
Northern bottlenose whale --
Hyperoodon ampullatus --
Southern bottlenose whale --
Hyperoodon planifrons --
Shepherd's beaked whale --
Tasmacetus shepherdi --
Blainville's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon densirostris --
Note on Beaked Whales of the Genus Mesoplodon --
Gray's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon grayi --
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale --
Mesoplodon ginkgodens --
Deraniyagala's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon hotaula --
Hector's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon bectori --
Perrin's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon perrini --
Hubbs' beaked whale --
Mesoplodon carlhubbsi --
Pygmy beaked whale --
Mesoplodon peruvianus --
Sowerby's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon bidens --
Gervais' beaked whale --
Mesoplodon europaeus --
True's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon mirus --
Strap-toothed beaked whale --
Mesoplodon layardii --
Andrew's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon bowdoini --
Stejneger's beaked whale --
Mesoplodon stejnegeri --
Spade-toothed beaked whale Note continued: Mesoplodontraversii --
Longman's beaked whale --
Indopacetus pacificus --
Narwhal --
Monodon monoceros --
Beluga whale --
Delphinapterus leucas --
Australian snubfin dolphin --
Orcaella heinsohni --
Irrawaddy dolphin --
Orcaella brevirostris --
Killer whale --
Orcinus orca --
Short-finned pilot whale --
Globicephala macrorhynchus --
Long-finned pilot whale --
Globicephala melas --
False killer whale --
Pseudorca crassidens --
Pygmy killer whale --
Feresa attenuata --
Melon-headed whale --
Peponocephala electra --
Risso's dolphin --
Grampus griseus --
Tucuxi --
Sotalia fluviatilis --
Guiana dolphin --
Sotalia guianensis --
Rough-toothed dolphin --
Steno bredanensis --
Atlantic humpback dolphin --
Sousa teuszii --
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin --
Sousa chinensis --
Indian Ocean humpback dolphin --
Sousa plumbea --
Australian humpback dolphin --
Sousa sahulensis --
Common bottlenose dolphin --
Tursiops truncatus --
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin Note continued: Tursiops aduncus --
Pantropical spotted dolphin --
Stenella attenuata --
Atlantic spotted dolphin --
Stenella frontalis --
Spinner dolphin --
Stenella longirostris --
Clymene dolphin --
Stenella clymene --
Striped dolphin --
Stenella coeruleoalba --
Short-beaked common dolphin --
Delphinus delphis --
Long-beaked common dolphin --
Delphinus capensis --
Fraser's dolphin --
Lagenodelphis hosei --
White-beaked dolphin --
Lagenorhynchus albirostris --
Atlantic white-sided dolphin --
Lagenorhynchus acutus --
Pacific white-sided dolphin --
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens --
Dusky dolphin --
Lagenorhynchus obscurus --
Hourglass dolphin --
Lagenorhynchus cruciger --
Peale's dolphin --
Lagenorhynchus australis --
Northern right whale dolphin --
Lissodelphis borealis --
Southern right whale dolphin --
Lissodelphis peronii --
Commerson's dolphin --
Cephalorhynchus commersonii --
Heaviside's dolphin --
Cephalorhynchus heavisidii --
Hector's dolphin Note continued: Cephalorhynchus hectori --
Chilean dolphin --
Cephalorhynchus eutropia --
Dall's porpoise --
Phocoenoides dalli --
Harbor porpoise --
Phocoena phocoena --
Spectacled porpoise --
Phocoena dioptrica --
Burmeister's porpoise --
Phocoena spinipinnis --
Vaquita --
Phocoena sinus --
Indo-Pacific finless porpoise --
Neophocaena phocaenoides --
Narrow-ridged finless porpoise --
Neophocaena asiaeorientalis --
South Asian river dolphin --
Platanista gangetica --
Amazon River dolphin --
Inia geoffrensis --
Franciscana --
Pontoporia blainvillei --
5.Pinnipeds --
Northern fur seal --
Callorhinus ursinus --
Note on Hybrid Southern Hemisphere Fur Seals Genus Arctocephalus --
Antarctic fur seal --
Arctocephalus gazella --
Juan Fernandez and Guadalupe fur seals --
Arctocephalus philippii --
Galapagos fur seal --
Arctocephalus galapagoensis --
South American fur seal --
Arctocephalus australis --
New Zealand fur seal --
Arctocephalus forsteri --
Subantarctic fur seal Note continued: Arctocephalus tropicalis --
Cape and Australian fur seals --
Arctocephalus pusillus --
Steller sea lion --
Eumetopias jubatus --
California sea lion --
Zalophus californianus --
Galapagos sea lion --
Zalophus wollebaeki --
South American sea lion --
Otaria byronia --
Australian sea lion --
Neophoca cinerea --
New Zealand sea lion --
Phocarctos hookeri --
Walrus --
Odobenus rosmarus --
Hawaiian monk seal --
Neomonachus schauinslandi --
Mediterranean monk seal --
Monachus monachus --
Ross seal --
Ommatophoca rossii --
Crabeater seal --
Lobodon carcinophaga --
Leopard seal --
Hydrurga leptonyx --
Weddell seal --
Leptonychotes weddellii --
Southern elephant seal --
Mirounga leonina --
Northern elephant seal --
Mirounga angustirostris --
Bearded seal --
Erignathus barbatus --
Hooded seal --
Cystophora cristata --
Gray seal --
Halichoerus grypus --
Ribbon seal --
Histriophoca fasciata --
Harp seal --
Pagophilus groenlandicus --
Harbor seal --
Phoca vitulina Note continued: Spotted seal --
Phoca largha --
Ringed seal --
Pusa hispida --
Baikal seal --
Pusa sibirica --
Caspian seal --
Pusa caspica --
6.Sirenians --
West Indian manatee --
Trichechus manatus --
African manatee --
Trichechus senegalensis --
Amazonian manatee --
Trichechus inunguis --
Dugong --
Dugong dugon --
7.Otters & Polar Bear --
Sea otter --
Enhydra lutris --
Marine otter --
Lontra felina --
Polar bear --
Ursus maritimus --
8.Extinct Species --
Baiji --
Lipotes vexillifer --
Japanese sea lion --
Zalophus japonicus --
Caribbean monk seal --
Neomonachus tropicalis --
Steller's sea cow --
Hydrodamalis gigas --
9.Identification Keys --
A.Key to Identification of Cetaceans of the World, Based on External Appearance --
B.Key to Identification of Cetaceans of the World, Based on Skull Morphology --
C.Key to Identification of Baleen Whales of the World, Based on Baleen Plates --
D.Key to Identification of Pinnipeds of the World, Based on External Appearance Note continued: E.Key to identification of Pinnipeds of the World, Based on Skull Morphology --
F.Key to Identification of Sirenians of the World, Based on External Appearance and Distribution --
G.Key to Identification of Sirenians of the World, Based on Skull Morphology --
10.Sources for More Information --
11.Index --
Common Names --
12.Index --
Scientific Names.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Jefferson, Marc A. Webber, Robert L. Pitman ; illustrations by Uko Gorter.

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