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SPECIES Hyperoodon (Frasercetus) planifrons

Author:Flower, 1882.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1882: 392, figs. 1, 2.
Common Name:Southern Bottlenose Whale
Type Locality:"found upon the sea-beach of Lewis Island in the Dampier Archipelago, north-western Australia."
Distribution:Southern hemisphere: circumpolar, antarctic to temperate waters, rarely into tropical waters. May occur in the W North Pacific.
Status:CITES Appendix I; IUCN Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:Reviewed by J. G. Mead (1989b). Moore (1968) erected the subgenus Frasercetus for this species.
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    burmeisterei Moreno, 1895

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