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.
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 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 ...
English: Spade-toothed beaked whale. German: Travers-Zweizahnwal Spanish:
Zifio de Travers, ballena picuda de Travers French: Baleine à bec de Travers.
Nov 6, 2012 ... Figure 1C: Illustration depicting a generalized external morphology derived from
photographs of the adult female spade-toothed beaked whale, ...
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 spade-toothed whale (Mesoplodon traversii) is one of the 21 species of
beaked whales, or ziphiids. They're enigmatic animals. It seems ...
Nov 5, 2012 ... In New Zealand, the world's rarest whale, the spade-toothed beaked whale, has
been spotted for the first time.
Nov 6, 2012 ... Two skeletons now known to be spade-toothed beaked whales were
misidentified by conservationists in 2010.