Mysticeti


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Related to Mysticeti: suborder Mysticeti
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Noun1.Mysticeti - baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
animal order - the order of animals
Cetacea, order Cetacea - an order of Eutheria
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Balaenopteridae, family Balaenopteridae - rorquals; blue whales
Eschrichtiidae, family Eschrichtiidae - comprising only the grey whales
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These cetacean remains can be attributed to Mysticeti based on the shape and size of the skull bones, the high bilateral symmetry, as well as the presumable absence of teeth in the mandible.
Minke whales and other Mysticeti whale species grow baleen instead of teeth.
Os cetaceos conhecidos popularmente como botos, golfinhos e baleias, sao divididos em duas subordens viventes: Mysticeti, baleias com barbatanas, e Odontoceti, os que possuem dentes como os golfinhos, toninhas e cachalotes.