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And Odontocete—Whales Of Thenorth Atlantic

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This appendix section of the book titled Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea presents the length, weight, group size and the distribution of Mysticete and Odontocete whales of North Atlantic. Whales, dolphins and porpoise belong to the Class Mammalia, Order Cetacea, with two remarkably varied suborders, namely Odontocete, the toothed whales and Mysticete, the baleen whales. Mysticete are divided into two families, Balaenidae and Balaenopteridae, while Odontocete branch into eight families, including Delphinidae, Monodontidae, Phocoenidae, Physeteridae, and Ziphiidae.

Keywords: Mysticete whales; North Atlantic; Odontocete whales



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