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Illustrated Poster on all Odontocetes

Overall Summary and Recommendations

Cetacean Conservation under the Convention on Migratory Species

Geographical grouping of species

Mesoplodont / Beaked whales: Introduction and Sources

Recommendation on Cetaceans in southern South America (Hucke-Gaete 2000)

Conservation of small cetaceans in South-East Asia (Perrin et al. 1996)

SPECIES ACCOUNTS sorted by names:
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Amazon river dolphin Inia geoffrensis
Andrews' beaked whale Mesoplodon bowdoini
Arnoux´s beaked whale Berardius arnuxii
Atlantic humpback dolphin Sousa teuszii
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
Atlantic white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus
Australian snubfin dolphin Orcaella heinsohni
Baiji, Yangtse river-dolphin Lipotes vexillifer
Baird's beaked whale Berardius bairdii
Beluga Delphinapterus leucas
Blainville's beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Burmeister's porpoise Phocoena spinipinnis
Chilean dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropia
Clymene dolphin Stenella clymene
Commerson's dolphin Cephalorhynchus commersonii
Common bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris
Dall's porpoise Phocoenoides dalli
Dusky dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus
Dwarf sperm whale Kogia sima
False killer whale Pseudorca crassidens
Finless porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides
Fraser's dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei
Gervais' beaked whale Mesoplodon europaeus
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale Mesoplodon ginkgodens
Gray's beaked whale Mesoplodon grayi
Guiana dolphin Sotalia guianensis
Harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena
Heaviside's dolphin Cephalorhynchus heavisidii
Hector's beaked whale Mesoplodon hectori
Hector's dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori
Hourglass dolphin Lagenorhynchus cruciger
Hubbs' beaked whale Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin Tursiops aduncus
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin Sousa chinensis
Irrawaddy dolphin Orcaella brevirostris
Killer whale Orcinus orca
La Plata dolphin Pontoporia blainvillei
Layard's beaked whale Mesoplodon layardii
Long-beaked common dolphin Delphinus capensis
Long-finned pilot whale Globicephala melas
Longman's beaked whale Indopacetus pacificus
Melon-headed whale Peponocephala electra
Narwhal Monodon monoceros
North Atlantic bottlenose whale Hyperoodon ampullatus
Northern right-whale dolphin Lissodelphis borealis
Pacific white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Pantropical spotted dolphin Stenella attenuata
Peale's dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis
Perrin's beaked whale Mesoplodon perrini
Peruvian beaked whale Mesoplodon peruvianus
Pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata
Pygmy sperm whale Kogia breviceps
Risso's dolphin Grampus griseus
Rough-toothed dolphin Steno bredanensis
Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
South Asian river dolphin Platanista gangetica
Southern bottlenose whale Hyperoodon planifrons
Southern right-whale dolphin Lissodelphis peronii
Sowerby's beaked whale Mesoplodon bidens
Spade-toothed beaked whale Mesoplodon traversii
Spectacled porpoise Phocoena dioptrica
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus
Spinner dolphin Stenella longirostris
Stejneger's beaked whale Mesoplodon stejnegeri
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
Tasman beaked whale Tasmacetus shepherdi
True's beaked whale Mesoplodon mirus
Tucuxi Sotalia fluviatilis
Vaquita Phocoena sinus
White-beaked dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris

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