Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

All visitors 12 years old and over must show proof of full vaccination or verified medical exemption using My Vaccine Pass. More info

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

All Rights Reserved