Recent data on whales and dolphins (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Cape Verde Islands, including records of four taxa new to the archipelago

Hazevoet, Cornelis J., Monteiro, Vanda, López, Pedro, Varo, Nuria, Torda, Gergely, Berrow, Simon, and Gravanita, Barbara (2010) Recent data on whales and dolphins (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Cape Verde Islands, including records of four taxa new to the archipelago. Zoologia Caboverdiana, 1 (2). pp. 75-99.

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Abstract

Based on both stranding and sighting records, recent data on the status and distribution of whales and dolphins in the Cape Verde Islands are presented, including records of four taxa new to the archipelago, viz. Common minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Dwarf sperm whale Kogia sima, beaked whale Mesoplodon cf. europaeus and False killer whale Pseudorca crassidens. Distribution elsewhere in the tropical eastern Atlantic and some taxonomic issues are discussed.

Item ID: 16950
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Cetacea, whales, dolphins, Cape Verde Islands, distribution
ISSN: 2074-5737
Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 13:10
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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