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).
of species Baleen whales (Mysticeti) Right whale and bowhead whale 3 Pygmy right whale 1 Gray whale 1 Rorqual whale (ie minke, fin and humpback) 6 Total 11 Toothed whales (Odontoceti) Pygmy whale and dwarf sperm whale 2 Sperm whale 1 Narwahl and beluga 2 Beaked whale 21 Oceanic dolphin 33 Amazon river dolphin 1 Yangtze river dolphin and franciscana 2 Indus and Ganges river dolphin 2 Porpoise 6 Total 70
Emlong (1966) described Aetiocetus as a close antecedent of the modern Mysticeti, and Mchedlidze (1984) described it as intermediate between them and the Archaeoceti.
Blue, gray, and humpback are among the 10 baleen whale species (suborder Mysticeti).
The dietary significance of the cnidarians to baleen whales and seabirds was described thusly: "The sea here swarms with incredible numbers of minute Medusae, on which these whales [the Mysticeti, bowhead whales] were probably feeding when we saw them.
DE, 2006: The anatomy and relationships of Piscobalaena nana (Cetacea, Mysticeti), a Cetotheriidae s.s.
DEMERE, T.A., 1986: The fossil whale, Balaenoptera davidsonii (Cope, 1982), with a review of other Neogene species of Balaenoptera (Cetacea: Mysticeti).--Marine Mamm.
& BARNES, L.G., 1997a: Dos especies de cetoterios (Cetacea: Mysticeti) del Mioceno Medio de Baja California, Mexico.-- XXII Reunion Internacional para el Estudio de los Mamiferos Marinos, Sociedad Mexicana para el Estudio de los Mamiferos Marinos, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, 27 April 1 May 1997, Programa y Resumenes: 39.