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Physeteroidea


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(order Cetacea, suborder Odontoceti)

A superfamily that comprises the families Ziphiidae (beaked and bottle-nosed whales) and Physeteridae (sperm whales), mammals capable of diving to great depths (2000 m in the case of sperm whales). The head contains a reservoir filled with spermaceti.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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