Stranding of Pygmy Sperm Whale in Zhangpu,Fujian Province

  title={Stranding of Pygmy Sperm Whale in Zhangpu,Fujian Province},
  author={Yuan Hong-mei},
On 20 July 2005,one stranding male pygmy sperm whale(Kogia breviceps) was found on the beach of Shentu Town,Zhangpu County in Fujian Province.The external morphology of the animal was described and measurements of the skeleton were made.This specimen had body length of 310 cm,and condylobasal length of 416 mm.The vertebral formula was expressed as C7+T12+L9+Ca23=51.The characterized evidents revealed that there were differences between K.breviceps and K.simus.