Physeter Linnaeus, 1758

Genus in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataMammaliaCetaceaPhyseteridae

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    Occurrences
  • 13

    Species
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Overview

Full Name

Physeter Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

  • sperm whales eng
  • Sperm whale
  • more

Synonyms

Taxonomic status

Accepted genus

Habitat

Marine

Georeferenced data

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Mammalia
order
Cetacea
family
Physeteridae
genus
Physeter
species
13
 
complete classification

Appears in

Bibliography

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage (117242081) has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified on Apr 13, 2016.