Odontoceti

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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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Examples of this bias are species of commercial interest and iconic or flagship species, preferred for their heavy body weight (e.g., mysticetes, proboscideans, large cats, etc.) or positive public perception (e.g., odontocetes, primates, phocids, Cardoso et al., 2011b).
Second, they most likely gave rise to the two modern lineages: the mysticetus (baleen whales and relatives) and the odontocetes (echolocating whales and dolphins)," he pointed out.
Baleen whales, or Mysticetes, split from their toothed cousins, Odontocetes, about 34 million years ago, and researchers analyzed a whale skull from around that time, recovered from Antarctica.
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., 2014).
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).
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.