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On the recommended vernacular names of Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 (Cetacea, Ziphiidae) in several world languages
Van Waerebeek, K.; Reyes, J.C.; Secchi, E.R.; Alfaro-Shigueto, J.; Félix, F.; Guerra-Correa, C.; Jung, J.-L.; Lai, H.-y.; Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Mangel, J.C.; Pan, W.; Podestà, M.; Ritter, F.; Sanino, G.P.; Sequeira, M.; Siciliano, S.; Van Bressem, M.-F.; Yáñez, J.L. (2018). On the recommended vernacular names of Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 (Cetacea, Ziphiidae) in several world languages. Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography 7(4). https://hdl.handle.net/10.4172/2324-8661.1000195
In: Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography. SciTechnol: Los Angeles. ISSN 2324-8661, more
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Keyword
    Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Cetacean nomenclature; Aquatic mammal; Pacific Ocean

Authors  Top 
  • Van Waerebeek, K., more
  • Reyes, J.C.
  • Secchi, E.R.
  • Alfaro-Shigueto, J.
  • Félix, F.
  • Guerra-Correa, C.
  • Jung, J.-L.
  • Lai, H.-y.
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K., more
  • Mangel, J.C.
  • Pan, W.
  • Podestà, M.
  • Ritter, F.
  • Sanino, G.P.
  • Sequeira, M.
  • Siciliano, S.
  • Van Bressem, M.-F.
  • Yáñez, J.L.

Abstract
    Relevant and distinctive vernacular species names are essential to assure efficient communication among scientists under field and laboratory conditions, but also among non-specialists including the public at large. We provide a rationale for recommended vernacular and alternative names for the lesser beaked whale Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 in 11 major world languages which encompass most of cetacean literature. Principal criteria for name endorsement are unambiguity and nonrepetitiveness with respect to other aquatic mammal species.

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