Ziphiidae


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Noun1.Ziphiidae - beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae
mammal family - a family of mammals
Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
genus Hyperoodon, Hyperoodon - bottle-nosed whales
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Two new records of Ziphiidae (Cetacea) for the Azores with an updated checklist of cetacean species.
The beaked whales, family Ziphiidae, are the second most diverse family, with 19 species, but are also the most poorly known group because of their secretive habits.