Comments on the Delphinoidea

Fraser, F. C.
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises [Proceedings] (1966)

(...) Flower (1883), in his search for the trenchant characters he needed to reach a decision about the arrangement of the Delphinidae, saw that the configuration of the pterygoid bones…


Cestodes from Hector’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon hectori) and spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica) from Argentinean waters

Nikolov, Pavel N.; Cappozzo, H. Luis; Berón-Vera, Bárbara; Crespo, Enrique A.; Raga, J. Antonio; Fernández, Mercedes
Journal of Parasitology (2010)

Single individuals of 2 little-known cetacean species, Mesoplodon hectori and Phocoena dioptrica, stranded and died on the coast of Argentina (Buenos Aires and Chubut provinces, respectively) and were studied for…


Parasites in stranded cetaceans of Patagonia

Berón-Vera, Bárbara; Crespo, Enrique A.; Raga, Juan A.
Journal of Parasitology (2008)

There is an increasing interest in parasites of marine mammals of Argentina. Here, we examined several poorly known cetaceans, i.e., 2 spectacled porpoises and 1 Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoenidae), and 1…


Phocoena dioptrica

Brownell, Robert L.
Mammalian Species (1975)

(...) The original description of the holotype of P. dioptrica was based on an unique and distinctive color pattern. The dorsal surface and upper lateral surface to just above the'…