Catalog of Osteological Collections of Aquatic Mammals from Mexico

Vidal, Omar (1991) Catalog of Osteological Collections of Aquatic Mammals from Mexico. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 97)

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This paper compiles available information on osteological and other anatomical specimens of at least 51 species of aquatic mammals (34 extant, one recently extinct and 16 fossil) collected in Mexico between 1868 and 1990 and housed in 29 scientific institutions (18 in the USA, nine in Mexico, one in the Netherlands, and one in England). These collections contain a total of 1427 specimens representing 10 families of odontocetes (Squalodontidaet , Rhabdosteidaet , Pontoporiidae, Albireonidaet , Monodontidae, Phocoenidae, Delphinidae, Ziphiidae, Kogiidae, and Physeteridae), three of mysticetes (Cetotheridaet , Eschrichtiidae, and Balaenopteridae), three of carnivores (Otariidae, Phocidae, and Mustelidae) and one of sirenians (Trichechidae). Of the aquatic mammals recorded from Mexico, seven species are not represented by specimens (Stenella frontalis, Lagenodelphis hosei, Feresa attenuata, Hyperoodon sp., Eubalaena glacialis, Balaenoptera borealis, and Enhydra lutris). (PDF file contains 40 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Catalog of Osteological Collections of Aquatic Mammals from Mexico
Personal Creator/Author:
Vidal, Omar
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 97
Date: 1991
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 2718
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 02:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:32

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