Dr. James G. Mead. Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560
Mead, James G., and Robert L. Brownell, Jr. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 2005-10-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 1. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 723-743. 0-8018-8221-4. .
Dalebout, Merel L., James G. Mead, C. Scott Baker, Alan N. Baker, and Anton L. van Helden 2002-07-01. Marine Mammal Science, vol. 18, no. 3. . . 577-608. . .
Reeder, DeeAnn M., Kristofer M. Helgen, and Don E. Wilson 2007-10-08. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University, no. 269. . . 35. . .
Mead & Brownell, Jr., in Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Status: CITES - Appendix II
Mead & Brownell, Jr., in Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: Was first described as Mesoplodon hectori by Mead (1981), subsequently recognized as a new species by Dalebout et al. (2002)