TITLE

PLATE 64 BEAKED WHALES

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America;2006, p128
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for "Beaked Whales" is presented. Beaked whales are characterized with cigar-shaped bodies, small flippers and small dorsal fins. Most of its species are said to be poorly known. It is noted that the shape and position of the beaked whales teeth are important in identifying the species. Beaked whale species include the True's Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon mirus, Gervais's Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon europaeus and Hubb's Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi.
ACCESSION #
41995416

 

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