Beaked whale



any of several toothed whales of the family Hyperoodontidae (Ziphiidae), inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws.
Historical Examples

Goosebeaked whales are larger than all other beaked whale species with the exception of the northern bottlenosed whale.
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood

The range of True’s beaked whales overlaps with that of the Antillean beaked whale but is more northerly.
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood

The smallest sort is the beaked whale, which is about 25 feet long.
Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston

Northern bottlenosed whales may also be confused with the poorly known North Sea beaked whale (p. 82).
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood

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