Definition of Odontoceti
1. Noun. Toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Cetacea, Order Cetacea
Member holonyms: Toothed Whale, Family Physeteridae, Physeteridae, Family Hyperodontidae, Family Ziphiidae, Hyperodontidae, Ziphiidae, Delphinidae, Family Delphinidae, Family Platanistidae, Platanistidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odontoceti
Literary usage of Odontoceti
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"The Occurrence of the Sperm Whale or Cachalot in the Shetland Seas, "with Notes on the Tymp a no- petrous Bones of Physeter, Kogia, and other Odontoceti. ..."
2. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"Odontoceti (TOOTHED WHALES).—This order includes the sperm whales, narwhals, beaked whales, porpoises and dolphins. They are characterized by the presence ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"In the Miocene rocks are found the earliest Odontoceti or toothed whales, in which the skull tends to become asymmetrical and the teeth to multiply and ..."
4. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"... forms of the Toothed l Whales (Odontoceti). The toothed whales include (besides ... and Odontoceti. In the jaws of the unborn young of most, if not all, ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The Toothed Wales (Odontoceti) are more diversified than the preceding group, and are usually held to embrace at least four existing families, ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"This whale, as already stated, belongs to the Odontoceti ... Like the sperm whale, they belong to the suborder Odontoceti, or the toothed whales. ..."