Stomach anatomy and use in defining systemic relationships of the Cetacean family Ziphiidae (beaked whales).

  title={Stomach anatomy and use in defining systemic relationships of the Cetacean family Ziphiidae (beaked whales).},
  author={James Mead},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  volume={290 6},
Members of the Cetacean family Ziphiidae (Beaked whales) exhibit surprising diversity in stomach anatomy, particularly in the number of connecting chambers between the main and pyloric stomachs. Sixty-one stomachs of five beaked whale species were examined, including Berardius, Hyperoodon, Mesoplodon, Tasmacetus, and Ziphius. Specimens were obtained post mortem from beach-stranded individuals, with the exception of 30 Berardius specimens that were taken at a whaling station in Japan. Most… CONTINUE READING
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