Skip navigation
438 Views 2 Replies Last post: Apr 23, 2013 8:10 PM by DavidR RSS
Currently Being Moderated

Apr 21, 2013 8:50 PM

Which whale does this skull this belong to?

Found on a beach at Ardnamurchan Point in the West Highlands of Scotland at Easter.

 

Have consulted learned friends and the thought is that it comes from a baby whale - no teeth so not a dolphin or porpoise.

 

Possibly an ordontocete - though Minkes' seem to be a different shape.

 

Of not an ordontocete then maybe a pilot?

 

If a beaked whale then could it be a Cuvier's?

 

Skull1.jpg

Skull2.jpg

 

Skull3.jpgSkull5.jpgSkull6.jpg

  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 22, 2013 9:23 PM (in response to DavidR)
    Re: Which whale does this skull this belong to?

    This is a Risso's dolphin skull, it is quite worn and some of the features are rounded off. Although Risso's dolphin are toothed whales they only have teeth in the lower jaw.

    • Report Abuse

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked by (0)

What the symbols mean

  • "correct" answer available
  • "helpful" answer