6. Mesoplodon bowdoini Andrews.
In volume xxiv of the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, published in 1908, there is an article, commencing on page 203, describing a new species of Mesoplodon from the Canterbury Province, New Zealand, by Roy C Andrews, with a plate (No. 12) and five text figures. This paper is descriptive of a skeleton collected at New Brighton Beach, Christchurch, in 1904, and now in the American Museum of Natural History. The species has been named M. bowdoini in honour of G. S. Bowdoin, one of the Trustees of the Museum. A full series of measurements are given, and illustrations of the most important parts of the anatomy. Unfortunately no comparisons are given with the known New Zealand species, but the measurements of M. bidens and the allied species M. europaeus are supplied The skeleton is supposed to be that of an adult male.