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SPECIES Mesoplodon layardii

Author:Gray, 1865.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1865: 357, fig.
Common Name:Strap-toothed Whale
Type Locality:None given, probably South Africa.
Distribution:Southern hemisphere: temperate waters.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Data Deficient.
Comments:Reviewed by J. G. Mead (1989c). Mesoplodon traversii, a former synonym of M. layardii, was recently recognized as a valid species (Helden et al., 2002).
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Synonyms:

    floweri Haast, 1876
    guntheri Krefft, 1871
    longirostris Gray, 1873
    thomsoni Ogilby, 1896

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