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Marine mammals of the world : a comprehensive guide to their identification / Thomas A. Jefferson, Marc A. Webber, Robert L. Pitman ; illustrations by Uko Gorter.

By: Jefferson, Thomas A [author.].
Contributor(s): Webber, Marc A [author.] | Pitman, Robert L [author.] | Gorter, Uko [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, UK : Academic Press, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Edition: Second edition.Description: viii, 608 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780124095427; 0124095429.Subject(s): MARINE MAMMALS | IDENTIFICATION | FIELD GUIDESHoldings: GRETA POINT: 599.5 MAR
Contents:
Introduction -- Basic marine mammal biology -- Taxonomic groupings above the species level -- Cetaceans -- Pinnipeds -- Sirenians -- Otters & polar bear -- Extinct species -- Identification keys.
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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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.
Summary: This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. -- Provided by publisher
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Previous edition: 2008.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-602) and indexes.

Introduction -- Basic marine mammal biology -- Taxonomic groupings above the species level -- Cetaceans -- Pinnipeds -- Sirenians -- Otters & polar bear -- Extinct species -- Identification keys.

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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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.

This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. -- Provided by publisher

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