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.
The spade-toothed beaked whale follows the trend set by other beaked whales in
that information is sparse. However, this species has the distinction of possibly ...
Nov 6, 2012 ... The spade-toothed beaked whale (Mesoplodon traversii) had not been seen for
the past 140 years, except for the odd skull that washed up on ...
Nov 5, 2012 ... In New Zealand, the world's rarest whale, the spade-toothed beaked whale, has
been spotted for the first time.
Jan 5, 2015 ... The whales were actually spade-toothed beaked whales, one of the rarest whale
species. So rare, in fact, that nobody had ever seen one ...
Nov 5, 2012 ... The spade-toothed whale (Mesoplodon traversii) is one of the 21 species of
beaked whales, or ziphiids. They're enigmatic animals. It seems ...
Scientists Find What's Believed to be Rarest Whale Species: The Spade-Toothed
Beaked Whale. PRI's The World. November 06, 2012 · 1:20 PM CST.
Taxonomic Notes: In 1996, a new species of beaked whale was described as
Mesoplodon bahamondi (Reyes et al. 1996). However, further study showed that
English: Spade-toothed beaked whale. German: Travers-Zweizahnwal Spanish:
Zifio de Travers, ballena picuda de Travers French: Baleine à bec de Travers.