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Definition of Cetacea

Cetacea
Cetacea Ce*ta"ce*a, n. pl. [NL., from L. cetus whale, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of marine mammals, including the whales. Like ordinary mammals they breathe by means of lungs, and bring forth living young which they suckle for some time. The anterior limbs are changed to paddles; the tail flukes are horizontal. There are two living suborders: (a) The Mysticete or whalebone whales, having no true teeth after birth, but with a series of plates of whalebone [see Baleen.] hanging down from the upper jaw on each side, thus making a strainer, through which they receive the small animals upon which they feed. (b) The Denticete, including the dolphins and sperm whale, which have teeth. Another suborder (Zeuglodontia) is extinct. The Sirenia were formerly included in the Cetacea, but are now made a separate order.

Meaning of Cetacea from wikipedia

- romanized: kētos, lit. 'huge fish') are aquatic mammals constituting the infraorder Cetacea. There are around 89 living species, which are divided into two parvorders...
- Cetacean intelligence is the cognitive ability of the infraorder Cetacea of mammals. This order includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins. Brain size was...
- Pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters, are mammals of the order Pholidota (from Ancient Gr**** φολῐ́ς, "horny scale"). The one extant family, Manidae...
- reduce this to 5 million years. Archaeoceti is an extinct parvorder of Cetacea containing ancient whales. The traditional hypothesis of cetacean evolution...
- Cetacea Rocks (63°43′S 61°37′W / 63.717°S 61.617°W / -63.717; -61.617Coordinates: 63°43′S 61°37′W / 63.717°S 61.617°W / -63.717; -61.617) are a...
- Cetacea is an infraorder that comprises the 89 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. It is divided into toothed whales (Odontoceti) and baleen whales...
- Gingerich, Philip D (December 1998). "A new Eocene archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from India and the time of origin of whales". PNAS. 95 (26): 15464–68...
- address this problem, the traditional order Artiodactyla and infraorder Cetacea are sometimes subsumed into the more inclusive Cetartiodactyla taxon. An...
- vocals feature only on the tracks "Bath", "Storm", and "Cetacea". "Gratitude", "Shimenawa" and "Cetacea" feature harp player Zeena Parkins, who previously...
- Eparctyona is a clade of placental mammals comprising the artiodactyls (even-toed ungulates), cetacea (whales and related), and the extinct condylarths....
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