The spade-toothed whale (Mesoplodon traversii) is a very little-known and the
rarest species of beaked whale. It was first named from a partial jaw found on Pitt
Nov 5, 2012 ... Until now, we've only known about the spade-toothed beaked whale from a few
bone samples, as no intact specimens have been discovered.
Nov 5, 2012 ... In New Zealand, the world's rarest whale, the spade-toothed beaked whale, has
been spotted for the first time.
Scientists know nothing about the behaviour of spade-toothed whales, but
because they belong to the beaked-whale family, they're likely to dive to extreme
English: Spade-toothed beaked whale. German: Travers-Zweizahnwal Spanish:
Zifio de Travers, ballena picuda de Travers French: Baleine à bec de Travers.
Nov 5, 2012 ... "Up until now, all we have known about the spade-toothed beaked whale was
from three partial skulls collected from New Zealand and Chile ...
Nov 6, 2012 ... Figure 1C: Illustration depicting a generalized external morphology derived from
photographs of the adult female spade-toothed beaked whale, ...
Taxonomic Notes: In 1996, a new species of beaked whale was described as
Mesoplodon bahamondi (Reyes et al. 1996). However, further study showed that
Nov 19, 2012 ... Scientists now know that two dead whales washed up on a New Zealand beach
in late 2010 were spade-toothed beaked whales -- among the ...
Considered the rarest of all beaked whales, the spade-tooth beaked whale was
first named from a partial jaw found in Pitt Island, New Zealand in 1872, and was