The Bottlenose Dolphin by Stephen Leatherwood and Randall R. Reeves (Eds.)

By Stephen Leatherwood and Randall R. Reeves (Eds.)

Due to their publicity in marine parks, video clips, and tv in addition to their presence in tropical and warm-temperature waters worldwide, bottlenose dolphins are one of the such a lot regular of marine mammals. considering that they're quite effortless to procure and so they thrive in captivity, those dolphins were utilized in an outstanding number of stories. paintings with the bottlenose has supplied perception into the sensory mechanisms, verbal exchange structures, energetics, copy, anatomy, and different features of cetacean biology. This quantity offers the latest organic and behavioral discoveries of bottlenose dolphins from varied areas and compares bottlenose dolphins as a gaggle with different species of animals

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In some terrestrial mammals the 38 SENTIEL ROMMEL coronoid process fills much of the temporal fossa; in odontocetes the coronoid process is located in the orbit. There are 2-6 mental foramina that transmit the mandibular branch of the trigeminal (n. V 3) plus the mandibular arteries and veins. These foramina are irregularly positioned in a row along the anterolateral aspect of the mandible beneath the tooth row. There is a relatively short (for odontocetes) mandibular symphysis (10-15% of the dentary length).

Posterior end of left premaxilla always significantly narrower and shorter than right and retracted anteriorly away from anterolateral corner of left nasal, mesethmoid spreads dorsally on posterior walls of nares to overlap anterior surfaces of nasals, nasals moved posteriorly to crowd frontals from exposure on cranial vertex, pterygoid sinuses closely approximated medially at posterior end of palate by medial compression of palatines (family Delphinidae). 32. Antorbital lobe of air sinus system enlarged and invades region between lacrymal and frontal dorsal to orbit, manibular symphysis lengthened (subfamily Steninae).

There are 2-6 mental foramina that transmit the mandibular branch of the trigeminal (n. V 3) plus the mandibular arteries and veins. These foramina are irregularly positioned in a row along the anterolateral aspect of the mandible beneath the tooth row. There is a relatively short (for odontocetes) mandibular symphysis (10-15% of the dentary length). ) the size of this symphysis is used as a taxonomic feature. The imaginary lines along the distal tips of the tooth rows are curved in the dorsoventral direc­ tion, a bit more so than the dental canals because the longest teeth are in the middle of the tooth row.

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