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- noun (Paleon.) A genus of fossil whales belonging to the Phocodontia; -- so called because their teeth are serrated, like a shark's.
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- noun paleontology Any of a
genusof extinct whaleswith serrated teeth, belonging to the Squalodontidae.
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Squalus ("a genus of sharks") + Ancient Greek ὀδών (odōn, "tooth"), alternative form of ὀδούς (odous, "tooth").
The one on the right is Ed's, devolving (apparently) from a squalodon to a pakicetus.