Definitions

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  • proper noun A suborder including baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; and humpbacks.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic suborder within the order Cetacea — the baleen whales.

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  • noun baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks

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Examples

  • ② Balaenoptera musculus: The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales (called Mysticeti) ③ Eretmochelys imbricate: The hawksbill turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae

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  • ACUERDO por el que se establece como área de refugio para proteger a las especies de grandes ballenas de los subórdenes Mysticeti y Odontoceti, las zonas marinas que forman parte del territorio nacional y aquellas sobre las que la nación ejerce su soberanía y jurisdicción.

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  • Fossil whales of the suborders Mysticeti and Odontoceti are known in abundance from Miocene and Pliocene sites like the 12-15 million-year-old Shark-Tooth Hill in the Temblor Formation of California and the 5-6 million-year-old Cerro Blanco in the Pisco Formation of Peru but the whales from these sites are essentially modern.

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  • Three of the whales are Basilosaurids, the latest surviving group of archaeocete whales which are the earliest, now extinct, sub-order of whales, ancestors of the modern Mysticeti and Odontoceti whale families.

    Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt

  • So saying, the negro gave the cask a "cant" to one side, slipped off into the water; and, with a final caution to his comrade to keep close to the spot where they were parting, he stretched out his muscular arms to their full extent, and commenced surging through the water, -- snorting as he went like some huge cetacean of the tribe of the _Mysticeti_.

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  • Blue Whale abut 95 feet long, (Balaenoptera musculus) Mysticeti baleen whale off Santa Cruz Island

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  • The morphology and systematics of (Cetacea: Mysticeti), a toothed mysticete from the Oligocene of Australia TrackBacks

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  • Mysticeti, … spindle neurons (also known as "von Economo neurons") in humpback whale, thereby showing that this cell type is not unique to One of several papers claiming (without a comparative study) that von Economo neurons are unique to humans and great apes.

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  • Whales are mammals and not a fish, classified under Cetaceans; split in two groups depending on whether they have teeth or not viz. Odontoceti and Mysticeti.

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  • Archaeoceti are basal cetaceans that document the evolutionary transition of whales from land to sea during the Eocene before the appearance of modern Mysticeti and Odontoceti

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