Ziphius cavirostris G. Cuvier, 1823

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Full Name

Ziphius cavirostris G. Cuvier, 1823

Common names

  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale eng
  • cuviers beaked whale eng
  • Cuvier’s Beaked Whale eng
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Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Published in

Cuvier, G. (1823). Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles, 2nd ed. , 5(1). Paris.



Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Jan Haelters
  • Present in Greek Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Koukouras, A. (2010). Check-list of marine species from Greece. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Assembled in the framework of the EU FP7 PESI project.
  • Present in Irish Exclusive economic Zone Source: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2011). version 1.0 World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (version of 15 March 2010).
  • Present in Italian Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Slijper, E.J. (1938). Die Sammlung rezenter Cetacea des Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique [The collection of recent Cetacea of the Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique]. Bull. Mus. royal d'Hist. Nat. Belg./Med. Kon. Natuurhist. Mus. Belg. 14(10): 1-33
  • Present in New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone Source: King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.

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Appears in



(1996) database, NODC Taxonomic Code

(1998) website, Mammal Species of the World

(2001) database, Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad

Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes (2003) Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada

Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner (1987) Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada: Resource Publication, no. 166

Cuvier, G. (1823). Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles, 2nd ed., 5(1). Paris.

Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of living whales. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 246:1--259.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


Source information

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

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.