The Systematic Importance of Stomach Anatomy in Beaked Whales

@inproceedings{Mead2007TheSI,
  title={The Systematic Importance of Stomach Anatomy in Beaked Whales},
  author={James Mead},
  year={2007}
}
The stomachs of Cetacea are generally uniform in their anatomy. The stomach of a bottlenose dolphin differs only in size from the stomach of a blue whale. The stomach chambers consist of the forestomach, main stomach, connecting channel and two pyloric stomach compartments. The only known exceptions to this general scheme are some of the river dolphins and the beaked whales. The forestomach is lacking and the pyloric stomach compartments number greater than two in all five genera of beaked… CONTINUE READING

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