Copyright 1996 by SJ
Blackwood Online Zoologists Copyright 1996 by SJ Blackwood


Page created: 19951226 Last updated: 20030329

Page maintainer: Wesley R. Elsberry
Photos by Diane J. BlackwoodDr. William E. Evans, and Wesley R. Elsberry

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I have listed below most species of cetaceans. Links will follow under each species. The listing follows taxonomic lines, rather than alphabetized common names or something similar. If you know a common name, but not a scientific name, try using your browser's search function for the common name. The taxonomy comes from both Peter Evans' "Biology of Whales and Dolphins" and Leatherwood and Reeves' "Handbook of Whales and Dolphins". There are a few discrepancies between the two. I hope I haven't confused the state of taxonomy too badly here.

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Page history:  This page traces back to lists of links that I collected back in the fall of 1995.  At first, it was just a miscellany, and all was well, because so little was then available online.  Things changed, and as they did so, I began to list resources by alphabet, title, and species.  This page grew out of my species page.  I find the species links to yield the most detail.


Relevant Books and Authors

Handbook of Marine Mammals: River Dolphins & the Larger Toothed WhalesSam H. Ridgway [Editor] (The Dolphin Doctor), & Richard J. Harrison. [Editor]
The Sonar of DolphinsWhitlow Au
Marine Mammals and NoiseW. John RichardsonCharles R. GreeneCharles I. Malme, & Denis H. Thomson.
Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins Stephen LeatherwoodRandall R. Reeves .
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Kenneth S. Norris
Lads Before the Wind. Karen Pryor.
Dolphin Days Kenneth S. Norris
Dolphin CognitionRonald J. SchustermanJeanette A. Thomas, & Forrest G. Wood.
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Balaena mysticetus

Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Balaenoptera borealis

Balaenoptera edeni

Balaenoptera musculus

Balaenoptera physalus

Basilosaurus cetoides

Berardius arnuxii

Berardius bairdii

Caperea marginata

Cephalorhyncus commersoni

Cephalorhyncus eutropia

Cephalorhyncus heavisidei

Cephalorhyncus hectori

Delphinapterous leucas

Delphinus delphis

Eschrichtius gibbosus

Eubalaena australis

Eubalaena glacialis

Feresa attenuata

Globicephala macrorhynchus

Globicephala malaena

Grampus griseus

Hyperoodon ampullatus

Hyperoodon planifrons


Inia geoffrensis

Kogia breviceps

Kogia simus

Lagenodelphis hosei

Lagenorhynchus acutus

Lagenorhynchus albirostris

Lagenorhynchus australis

Lagenorhynchus cruciger

Lagenorhynchus obliquidens

Lagenorhynchus obscuras

Lagenorhynchus thicolea

Lipotes vexillifer

Lissodelphis borealis

Lissodelphis peroni

Megaptera novaeangliae

Mesoplodon bidens

Mesoplodon bowdoini

Mesoplodon carlhubbsi

Mesoplodon densirostris

Mesoplodon europaeus

Mesoplodon ginkgodens

Mesoplodon grayi

Mesoplodon hectori

Mesoplodon layardii

Mesoplodon mirus

Mesoplodon pacificus

Mesoplodon stejnegeri

Monodon monoceros


Neomeris phocaenoides

Neophocaena phocaenoides

Orcaella brevirostris

Orcinus orca


Peponocephala electra

Phocaena dioptrica

Phocaena phocaena

Phocaena sinus

Phocaena spinipinnis

Phocaenoides dalli

Phocaenoides truei

Physeter macrocephalus

Platanista gangetica

Platanista minor

Pontoporia blainvillei

Pseudorca crassidens

Sotalia borneensis

Sotalia brasiliensis

Sotalia centiginosa

Sotalia chinensis

Sotalia fluviatilis

Sotalia guianensis

Sotalia plumbea

Sotalia teuzzi

Stenella attenuata

Stenella clymene

Stenella coeruleoalba

Stenella dubia

Stenella frontalis

Stenella longirostris

Stenella plagiodon

Steno bredanensis

Tasmacetus shepherdi

Tursiops gilli

Tursiops truncatus

Ziphius cavirostris