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Hyperoodontidae  Gray, 1846
Taxonomic Serial No.: 770799

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Ziphiidae Gray, 1850
    Ziphiidae Gray, 1865
    Hyperoodontina Gray, 1846
  Common Name(s): beaked whales [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2008   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCetacea Brisson, 1762 – baleines, cétacés, dauphins, mammfères marins, marsouins, baleia, cetáceo, golfinho, cetaceans, whales, dolphins, marine mammals, porpoises  
                                  SuborderOdontoceti Flower, 1867 – toothed whales  
                                     FamilyHyperoodontidae Gray, 1846 – beaked whales  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Genus Berardius Duvernoy, 1851 – giant bottle-nosed whales, giant beaked whales 
                                        Genus Hyperoodon Lacépède, 1804 – bottle-nosed whales, bottlenose whales 
                                        Genus Indopacetus Moore, 1968  
                                        Genus Mesoplodon Gervais, 1850 – beaked whales 
                                        Genus Tasmacetus Oliver, 1937 – Tasmanian beaked whales 
                                        Genus Ziphius G. Cuvier, 1823 – goose-beaked whales 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hershkovitz, Philip  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Living Whales   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: United States National Museum Bulletin 246   
  Page(s): viii + 259   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Hyperoodontidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McKenna, Malcolm C., and Susan K. Bell  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Classification of mammals above the species level   
  Page(s): 631   
  Publisher: Columbia University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-231-11012-X   
  Reference for: Hyperoodontidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Moore, Joseph Curtis  
  Publication Date: 1968   
  Article/Chapter Title: Relationships among the living genera of beaked whales with classifications, diagnoses and keys   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fieldiana: Zoology, vol. 53, no. 4   
  Page(s): iv + 209-298   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Hyperoodontidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rice, Dale W.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Marine Mammals of the World: Systematics and Distribution   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publications of the Society for Marine Mammals, no. 4   
  Page(s): ix + 231   
  Publisher: The Society for Marine Mammalogy   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-891276-03-4   
  Reference for: Hyperoodontidae   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Rice (1998:85) used Ziphiidae Gray "1850" [1865!] over Hyperoodontidae Gray 1846 "in anticipation of" an ICZN petition & ruling. As of late 2008 the required application has not been submitted (see ICZN 1999 [4th] Edition Art. 23.9.1, 23.9.3, 23.12, 1985 [3rd] & 1961 [1st] Edition Art. 23b). Hyperoodontiidae is also used in works Rice didn't note (e.g., McKenna & Bell 1997). Mead (email 28-Oct-2008) advises to follow McKenna & Bell on this  



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