The pygmy beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus), also known as the
bandolero beaked whale, Peruvian beaked whale and lesser beaked whale, is
The pygmy beaked whale was classified as a distinct species in 1991. With only
a few dozen sightings in the wild, most information on this species is taken from ...
Like many other beaked whales, the Shepherd's beaked whale has rarely been
seen in the wild, there have only been 4 confirmed sightings, and most ...
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Thy pygmy beaked whale (aka Peruvian beaked whale) is one of the smaller
whales within the beaked whale family. This marine mammal makes up one of
Find out what's known about Pygmy Beaked Whales, Mesoplodon peruvianus,
Mammalia, Cetacea, Hyperoodontidae, including their world range and habitats,
Taxonomic Notes: The Pygmy Beaked Whale or Lesser Beaked Whale was only
described as a new species in 1991 (Reyes et al. 1991). Whales now thought to ...
Reyes, Mead and Van Waerebeek, 1991. English: Peruvian beaked whale,
lesser beaked whale, pygmy beaked whale. German: Peruanischer Schnabelwal
English: Shepherd's beaked whale; Tasman beaked whale. German:
Shepherdwal Spanish: Ballena picuda de Shepherd French: Tasmacète. Family:
Because fewer than 20 specimens of the Lesser Beaked Whale have been ... An
adult Pygmy Beaked Whale reaches about 3.5 metres (or between 11 and 12 ...