21. A Herill or Schweynwal, a boar-like whale sighted north of the Orkneys in 1537 according to Olaus Magnus. From Konrad Gesner's Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium, published by Christoph Froschoverus, Zurich, 1560.


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