Baleen Whale

Baleen Whale

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The baleen whales, also called whalebone whales or great whales, form the Mysticeti, one of two suborders of the Cetacea (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). Baleen whales are characterized by having baleen plates for filtering food from water, rather than having teeth. This distinguishes them from the other suborder of cetaceans, the toothed whales or Odontoceti. Living Mysticeti species have teeth only during the embryonal phase. Fossil Mysticeti had teeth before baleen evolved. The suborder contains four extant families and fifteen species.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136653605
  • 9786136653600