toothed whale

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toothed whale

n.
Any of various cetaceans of the suborder Odontoceti, having numerous teeth and a single blowhole, and including the dolphins, the porpoises, and the sperm whale. Also called odontocete.

toothed whale

n
(Animals) any whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Odontoceti, having a single blowhole and numerous simple teeth and feeding on fish, smaller mammals, molluscs, etc: includes dolphins and porpoises. Compare whalebone whale

toothed′ whale′


n.
any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
cachalot, Physeter catodon, sperm whale, black whale - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
Kogia breviceps, pygmy sperm whale - small sperm whale of warm waters of both coasts of North America
dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus - very small (to 8 feet) sperm whale of central coasts of Atlantic and Pacific
beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
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Nineteen species of cetaceans such as baleen whales, toothed whales and porpoises were known from the area.
Unlike those in dolphins and toothed whales, humpback whale ear bones are fused to the animals' skull, providing a direct link to conduct vibrations in the water through their bones to their ears.
That disappearance may have something to do with the rise of marine mammals such as seals and toothed whales, Mayr said.
Toothed whales, on the other hand, include animals that are classically identified as whales - like the sperm whale and the orca, also known as the (http://www.
Felix Marx has worked primarily on the fossil record of the earliest baleen whales (mysticetes), while Olivier Lambert has studied principally the fossils of extinct toothed whales (odontocetes).
The sperm whales, members of Earth's largest species of toothed whales, were originally spotted by fishermen in Tyre early Thursday morning.
At a special kiosk, visitors can listen to clips of several species, as well as the screech of sonar, which is thought to disrupt navigation of toothed whales and has been linked to mass strandings.
Echolocation, or biological sonar, is used by all the world's toothed whales such as dolphins, sperm whales and orcas.
While they are called toothed whales they only have teeth in the lower jaw that fit neatly into small sockets in the upper jaw.
These fish are important food for elephant seals, toothed whales and bigger fish yet the ecology and overall importance of these fish in Southern Ocean food webs remains poorly known.
Ecology lawyers Gloria Estenzo-Ramos and Liza Osorio joined Cabrido in filing the case on behalf of the dolphins, toothed whales, porpoises and other cetacean species in Tanon Strait.
The age of the skull and the animal's relationship to other extinct whales imply that the basic anatomy for echolocation developed shortly after toothed whales split from filter-feeding whales 35 million years ago, Geisler and colleagues argue March 12 in Nature.