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Toothed whale

The toothed whales (systematic name Odontoceti) form a suborder of the cetaceans. As the name suggests, the suborder is characterized by having teeth (rather than baleen as do animals in the other suborder of cetaceans, mysticeti). Toothed whales are active hunters, feeding on fish, squid, and in some cases marine mammals.

Suborder Odontoceti: toothed whales
Superfamily Platanistoidea: river dolphins
Family Iniidae
Genus Inia
Amazon River Dolphin, Inia geoffrensis
Family Lipotidae
Genus Lipotes
Chinese River Dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer
Family Platanistidae
Genus Platanista
Ganges and Indus River Dolphin, Platanista gangetica
Family Pontoporiidae
Genus Pontoporia
La Plata Dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei
Family Monodontidae
Genus Monodon
Narwhal, Monodon monocerus
Genus Delphinapterus
Beluga, Delphinapterus leucas
Family Phocoenidae: Porpoises
Genus Neophocaena
Finless Porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides
Genus Phocoena
Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocaena
Vaquita, Phocoena sinus
Spectacled Porpoise, Phocoena dioptrica
Burmeister's Porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis
Genus Phocoenoides
Dall's Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli
Family Physeteridae: sperm whale family
Genus Physeter
Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus
Family Kogiidae
Genus Kogia
Dwarf Sperm Whale, Kogia sima
Pygmy Sperm Whale, Kogia breviceps
Family Ziphidae, beaked whales
Genus Ziphius
Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Ziphius cavirostris
Genus Berardius, giant beaked whales
Arnoux's Beaked Whale, Berardius arnuxii
Baird's Beaked Whale (North Pacific Bottlenose Whale), Berardius bairdii
Genus Tasmacetus
Tasman Beaked Whale (Shepherd's Beaked Whale), Tasmacetus shepherdi
Subfamily Hyperoodontidae
Genus Indopacetus
Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale (Longman's Beaked Whale), Indopacetus pacificus
Genus Hyperoodon
Northern Bottlenose Whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus
Southern Bottlenose Whale, Hyperoodon planifrons
Genus Mesoplodon, mesoplodont whales
Hector's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon hectori
True's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon mirus
Gervais' Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon europaeus
Sowerby's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon bidens
Gray's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon grayi
Pygmy Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon peruvianus
Andrew's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon bowdoini
Bahamonde's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon bahamondi
Hubb's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
Ginko-toothed Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon ginkgodens
Stejneger's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon stejnegeri
Layard's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon layardii
Blainville's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon densirostris
Family Delphinidae: oceanic dolphins
Genus Cephalorhynchus
Commerson's Dolphin, Cephalorhyncus commersonii
Chilean Dolphin, Cephalorhyncus eutropia
Heaviside's Dolphin, Cephalorhyncus heavisidii
Hector's Dolphin, Cephalorhyncus hectori
Genus Steno
Rough-toothed Dolphin, Steno bredanensis
Genus Sousa
Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, Sousa teuszi
Indian Humpback Dolphin, Sousa plumbea
Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Sousa chinensis
Genus Sotalia
Tucuxi, Sotalia fluviatilis
Genus Tursiops
Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Indian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops aduncus
Genus Stenella
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin, Stenella attenuata
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Stenella frontalis
Spinner Dolphin, Stenella longirostris
Clymene Dolphin, Stenella clymene
Striped Dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba
Genus Delphinus
Short-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Long-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus capensis
(Arabian Common Dolphin, Delphinus tropicalis)
Genus Lagenodelphis
Fraser's Dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei
Genus Lagenorhynchus
White-beaked Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus acutus
Pacific White-sided Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Dusky Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obscurus
Black-chinned Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus australis
Hourglass Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus cruciger
Genus Lissodelphis
Northern Right Whale Dolphin, Lissodelphis borealis
Southern Right Whale Dolphin, Lissodelphis peronii
Genus Grampus
Risso's Dolphin, Grampus griseus
Genus Peponocephala
Melon-headed Whale, Peponocephala electra
Genus Feresa
Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa attenuata
Genus Pseudorca
False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens
Genus Orcinus
Orca, Orcinus orca
Genus Globicephala
Long-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melas
Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhyncus
Genus Orcaella
Irrawaddy Dolphin, Orcaella brevirostris