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Sperm Whale[1]
Sperm whale 12
Sperm whale size
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Physeteridae
Genus: Physeter
Species: P. macrocephalus
Binomial name
Physeter macrocephalus
Linnaeus, 1758
File:Cetacea range map Sperm Whale 4.PNG
Sperm whale range (in blue)
Synonyms

Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Physeter australasianus Desmoulins, 1822

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References

  1. ^ Template:MSW3 Cetacea
  2. ^ Taylor, B.L., Baird, R., Barlow, J., Dawson, S.M., Ford, J., Mead, J.G., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Wade, P. & Pitman, R.L. (2008). Physeter macrocephalus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 October 2008.

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