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CATALOG OF LIVING WHALES - Philip Hershkovitz - SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1966

CATALOG OF LIVING WHALES - Philip Hershkovitz - SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1966

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CATALOG OF LIVING WHALES

By Philip Hershkovitz

Published by Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1966. Paperback book. 259 pages.

Good condition with light rubbing to the spine. Pages good throughout but with a little underling in red biro here and ther (nothing too bad and all text can be read with ease)

This catalog was originally designed as a checklist of the cetaceans of South American waters only. It was clear from the start,however, that comparable limitations could not be imposed on the range of the literature to be consulted. It was also evident that a surprisingly small percentage of living species of marine cetaceans arc unknown from South American and Antarctic seas. With nearly all the essential literature at hand, it was decided to include the extraterritorial forms and make the catalog world-wide in scope.Virtually all original published records of the occurrence of cetaceans in the rivers, on the coasts, islands, and continental shelves of South America have been consulted and are cited herein.Bibliographic refer-
ences to species or specimens recorded from other waters have been restricted to original descriptions of named forms, critical taxonomic revisions marginal locality records, and some of the outstanding or interesting research on the biology of whales. Except for a few important works commercial, statistical, and popular accounts of whales are not cited in this catalog.
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