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  Oceanic dolphin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oceanic dolphins are the members of the Delphinidae family of cetaceans.
As the name implies, these dolphins tend to be found in the open seas, unlike the river dolphins, although a few species such as the Irrawaddy Dolphin are coastal or riverine.
Six of the larger species in the Delphinidae, the Orca and its relatives, are commonly called whales, rather than dolphins.
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 Dolphin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orcas and some related species belong to the Delphinidae family and therefore qualify as dolphins, even though they are called whales in common language.
The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacea, and relatively recent: dolphins evolved about 10 million years ago, during the Miocene.
Six animals in the family Delphinidae are commonly called "whales" but are strictly speaking dolphins.
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 delphinidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As the name implies, these dolphins tend to be found in the open seas, unlike the river dolphins, although a few species are coastal or riverine like the Irrawaddy Dolphin.
Six of the larger species in the Delphinidae, the Killer Whale and its relatives, are named as whales, rather than dolphins.
The Delphinidae vary in size from 1.2 metres and 40 kg (Heaviside's Dolphin), up to 7 metres and 4.5 tonnes (the Killer Whale).
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 THIS INFOMMERCIAL IS ALL ABOUT DOLPHINS!!
Dolphins are popularly noted for grace, intelligence, playfulness, and friendliness to man. The most widely recognized species are the common and bottle-nosed dolphins (Delphinus delphis and Tursiops truncatus; see photograph); both are of the family Delphinidae and are widely distributed in warm and temperate seas.
These are probably the species of dolphins mentioned in the works of Aristotle, Aesop, Herodotus, the Plinys, and other early writers, often as a child's mount or the rescuer of someone lost in the sea.
They are found in tropical rivers and oceans and are sometimes included in the family Delphinidae.
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 Dolphin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The dolphin family is the largest in the Cetacea, and relatively recent: dolphins evolved about 10 million years ago, during the Miocene.
Six toothed whales are in the family Delphinidae, and are therefore strictly speaking dolphins.
The Dolphin Brain is similar in size to the human brain (slightly larger in some, up to 5 times larger in others, like the Orca, but their brain to body ratio is slightly lower than humans on average.
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 Zoocheck Canada Inc. - Programs & Projects - Marine Mammals in Captivity - Swimming to Nowhere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Delphinidae is the largest family of cetaceans and is comprised of more than forty species of dolphins.
All members of Delphinidae have conical-shaped teeth for catching prey, streamlined torpedo-shaped bodies for high speed swimming, sophisticated echolocation capabilities, and most live within a complex social structure and seem to use advanced forms of acoustic communication.
The majority of cetaceans kept in marine parks and aquariums throughout the world belong to the families Delphinidae and Monodontidae.
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 Animal Spirits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Delphinidae Pod of Leethar accept animals from the Orca Whale to the Bottlenose Dolphin.
Delphinidae is the name for the dolphin family.
The Delphinidae Pod, in their human form, usually possess animal-like features such as: dorsal fins, fins on the back of their arms and legs and varied markings.
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 Delphinidae or dolphins, killer whales, pilot whales, and relatives - TheWebsiteOfEverything.com
Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacea, and relatively recent: dolphins evolved about 10 million years ago, during the Miocene The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 5 million to 24 million years before the present.
Main Entry: delphinidae delphinidae is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.
The family Delphinidae is the largest and most diverse family of the cetacean order and includes 26 living species.
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 Dolphin Jewelry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Orcas and some related species belong to the Delphinidae family and thereforequalify as olphin s, even though they are called whales in common language.
They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continentalshelves, and all are carnivores, mostly taking fish and squid.
The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacea, andrelatively recent: Dulphin s evolved about 10 million years ago, during the Miocene.
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Delphinidae are intensely logical beings, behind their smiling facades.
Leave it to Delphinidae to concoct this flawless strategy, this brilliant argument, all within an established framework of documented legal tradition.
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 Search Results for delphinidae - Encyclopædia Britannica
Of the 32 species of dolphins in the Delphinidae, 6 are commonly called whales,...
Captive dolphins (family Delphinidae) commonly exercise food taste discrimination that is comparable to the human ability, in spite of the fact that the presence of taste buds in cetaceans has not...
Aggression is common among cetaceans and is seen in normal herd behaviour and feeding.
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 Delphinidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Age and growth of the estuarine dolphin (Sotalia guianensis) (Cetacea, Delphinidae) on the Parana coast, southern Brazil...
Cetacean strandings in Costa Rica 1966-1999 Delphinidae Orcinus orca (orca) 1993: Playa Llorona...
Anatomy of the external nasal passages and facial complex in the Delphinidae (Mammalia, Cetacea) (Smithsonian contributi...
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 ANIMAL Teachers: Warm-Blooded Ones: Dolphin Family
Delphinidae whistle and click to navigate and “see” in the ocean.
With their curiosity and intelligence, Delphinidae chose to be aware of Themselves.
River Dolphins (Platanistidae) are separate group from Ocean Dolphins (Delphinidae).
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 False Killer Whale
The false killer whale is a small porpoise closely resembling the pilot whale, its close relative.
: False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) Family Delphinidae Description: False killer whales have been estimated to reach a length of six metres in the UAE...
A second confirmed record of the false killer whale Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846) (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from West Africa.
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 PR Newswire : Delphinidae Is Inspiration for New Nike Shoe. @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 ADW: Sousa teuszii: Information
These dolphins are more likely to travel in groups when young and, as they get older, they then adopt a more solitary lifestyle.
The Atlantic humpback dolphin has some intriguing behavior characteristics that are common to most Delphinidae.
Among these characteristics is the fact that their brain to body mass ratio is higher than most other mammals, which some biologists suggest provides a prediction of intelligence.
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 killer whale --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The killer whale is easy to identify by its size and striking coloration: jet-fl on top and pure white below with a white patch behind each eye, another extending up each flank, and a variable “saddle patch” just behind the dorsal fin.
The grampus measures about 4 metres (approximately 13 feet) in length and has a blunt head and a distinct longitudinal forehead crease.
Among these are the true dolphins (family Delphinidae), which includes the pilot whales (genus Globicephala) and the killer whale (Orcinus orca), largest of the oceanic dolphins.
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 MavicaNET - Морские дельфины (Delphinidae)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Other often seen members of the dolphin family - although termed as whales - are pilot and false killer whales. ;
The Delphinidae include the most agile and some of the most speedy cetaceans.
They commonly surface several times a minute and frequently leap clear of the water.
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The bottlenose dolphin is a small, toothed whale that belongs to the Delphinidae family.
Among the other toothed whales of the Delphinidae family are pilot whales, common dolphins, spotted dolphins, and orcas, also known as killer whales.
Mammals are warm-blooded animals that have lungs and need to breathe air to live.
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 Untitled Document
The Family Delphinidae ranges through all oceans and seas, some rivers.
You can tell the difference between Platanisitdae and Delphinidae by looking at the shape of the lower jaw.
Delphinids have a very short madibular syphisis, so that if you look at it from a dorsal or ventral view, it looks like a 'V', Platanistids have a long lower mandibular symphysis, making the jaw more in the shape of a 'Y'.
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 b2bmyanmar.com - cetacean family delphinidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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Read about cetacean family delphinidae in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
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 I delfini sono mammiferi acquatici della famiglia chiamata Delphinidae imparentati coi cetacei   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I delfini sono mammiferi acquatici della famiglia chiamata Delphinidae imparentati coi cetacei.
La famiglia cosiddetta Delphinidae comprende 32 speci e come tipici esempi vi sono il Tursiops truncatus popolare soprattutto negli acquari e il delfino comune, Delphinus delphis che ha ispirato molti racconti.
Esistono varietà di colore come i macchiettati, quelli dai fianchi bianchi, i delfini dal becco bianco (Lagenorhyncus albirostris),i delfini con la pelle bianca e nera (Cephalorhynchus) che si trovano nei mari del sud dove si nutre di crostacei
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 Dolphin Encounter, Kaikoura, New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On board facilities include toilet and deck shower.
Delphinidae is a 14 metre mono hull, built in Bluff by Stabi-Craft Marine in February 2003.
It is powered by a 680HP Volvo diesel motor and has a cruise speed of 22 knots.
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 Evolution of Cetaceans Dolphins and Whales
Some believe that the beaked whales evolved from this species, but there is limited evidence to support this.
In modern times, the superfamily Delphinoidea contains most of the living cetacean species, including the families Delphinidae, Phocoenidae, and Monodontidae, as well as the now defunct families Albireonidae and Kentriodontidae, which are thought to be ancestors.
The families Delphinidae, Phoceonidae, and Monodontidae are genetically very similar, with only a 10-15% variation in C-heterochromatin.
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 Dolphins (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress)
The family Delphinidae is the largest family of toothed whales.
Dolphins and porpoises: a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of the smaller Cetacea.
Whitfield, William K. An annotated bibliography of dolphin and porpoise families Delphinidae and Platanistidae.
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 Dolphin Inn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
any member of the families Delphinidae and Platanistoidae (oceanic and river Dlphin s),
Orcas and some related species belong to the Delphinidae family and thereforequalify as Dolpin s, even though they are called whales in common language.
The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacea, andrelatively recent: Dllphin s evolved about 10 million years ago, during the Miocene.
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 Dolphin Pool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
For other uses of the term, please see dolphin (disambiguation).
Orcas and some related species belong to the Delphinidae family and thereforequalify as dolphins, even though they are called whales in common language.
The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacea, andrelatively recent: dolphins evolved about 10 million years ago, during the Miocene.
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