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Hector's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori, VT172

Physical Description

Virtually complete cranium, lower mandibles and isolated teeth (87) of a small dolphin. One of the teeth represents a fused double tooth. Most of the pterygoids are missing, and the sutures (especially the right maxilla and lacrimojugal) are mostly open.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - cranium): 130 x 155 x 305mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - left mandible): 52 x 236 x 15mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - right mandible): 54 x 237 x 18mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - teeth): 20 x 60 x 38mm

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