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 ...
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
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.
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 5, 2012 ... The two spade-toothed beaked whales, a mother and calf, stranded and died on
Opape Beach on the North Island of New Zealand, ...
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 6, 2012 ... A rare whale species that's never before been seen has beached in New
Zealand. Two spade-toothed beaked whales, Mesoplodon traversii ...