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Noun1.Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
animal order - the order of animals
Cetacea, order Cetacea - an order of Eutheria
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
family Hyperodontidae, family Ziphiidae, Hyperodontidae, Ziphiidae - beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae
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The trachea of the boto and tucuxi is conical and wide, similar to those found in other odontocetes, as Platanista gangetica and Pontoporia blainvillei (Kida) and Lagenorhynchus acutus (Moore et al.
The general prey consumption process is similar among odontocetes with the exception of some killer whales (Orcinus orca) that often tear their large prey apart," the report read.
This chapter also details the development of baleen for feeding in mysticetes, the evolution of echolocation in odontocetes, and the radiations of freshwater cetaceans.
During the survey, 23 cetacean species (17 odontocetes and 6 mysticetes) were seen, and abundance was estimated for 19 of them (15 odontocetes and 4 mysticetes).
Neglect of bandwidth of odontocetes echo location clicks biases propagation loss and single hydrophone population estimates.
Time intervals between clicks in echolocation click trains, termed inter-click intervals (ICI), have been used as a behavioral indicator in several odontocetes, including harbor porpoise (DeRuiter et al.
Inter-specific behavioral interactions between large whales and small odontocetes are rarely described and little understood.
Generally, mysticetes like blue whales vocalise using lower frequencies creating sounds which can travel over large distances and odontocetes vocalise using higher frequencies, such as clicking sounds produced by dolphins and sperm whales to echolocate (using sound to Eoe1/4Y[pounds sterling]seeEoe1/4ao .