odontocetes

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odontocetes

members of the Odontoceti, a suborder of whales which have teeth, contrasted with the baleen whales which have plates of whalebone as their dental apparatus.
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The whale had features typically found in modern toothed whale species that echolocate, including thickening of the bone bordering the nasal opening, cavities in the back of the snout and a broad upper jaw.
Through evolution both bats and toothed whales have developed the same functional characteristics.
Unlike many toothed whales, they are large and never kept in captivity.
The modern toothed whales from the great sperm whale to the smallest dolphins and porpoises use echolocation, a remarkable biosonar, to find their way in the oceans and to locate their prey.
Baleen whales are larger than toothed whales and have two blowholes.
The toothed whales use their teeth for catching fish, squid or other marine life that they then swallow whole (Rice 1998).
Sperm whales are the largest of all the toothed whales and adult males reach 60ft long.
These 'feed fish' species are crucial components of numerous marine food webs, including those supporting large fish, sharks, dolphins, toothed whales and seabirds.
They are divided into two major categories: baleen whales that are filter feeders, and toothed whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Toothed whales eat squid, fish, and, in some cases, other marine mammals.
HERE are two main groups of whales - the large, toothless baleen whales that feed on small shrimp-like crustaceans called krill and the smaller toothed whales which actively hunt larger prey.