family Ziphiidae

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Related to family Ziphiidae: Cuvier's Beaked Whale
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Stomach anatomy and use in defining systemic relationships of the Cetacean family Ziphiidae (beaked whales).
Declining abundance of beaked whales (Family Ziphiidae) in the California Current large marine ecosystem.
Family Ziphiidae: only two species have been recorded in the study area and both were from Easter Island: Cuvier's (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville's (Mesoplodon densirostris) beaked whales.

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