Mysticeti


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Mysticeti

[‚mis·tə′sē‚tī]
(vertebrate zoology)
The whalebone whales, a suborder of the mammalian order Cetacea, distinguished by horny filter plates of suspended from the upper jaws.
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Mysticeti and odontocetes have also shown changes in behavior and vocalization patters such as disruption of foraging, avoidance of particular areas, altered dive and respiratory patterns, and disruption of mating systems (Gordon et al.
They are grouped into two suborders -- Mysticeti (those with baleen, or whalebone) and Odontoceti (those with teeth).
Emlong (1966) described Aetiocetus as a close antecedent of the modern Mysticeti, and Mchedlidze (1984) described it as intermediate between them and the Archaeoceti.