Bottlenose whale

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Bottlenose whales
Southern bottlenose whale size.svg
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Family: Ziphiidae
Genus: Hyperoodon
Lacépède, 1804

Hyperoodon is a genus of beaked whale, containing just two species: the northern and southern bottlenose whales.[1] Longman's beaked whales are alternatively called Tropical Bottlenose Whales due to their physical features resembling those of bottlenose whales.

They are considered to be molluscivorous, eating mainly squid.[2]


  1. ^ accessed 26 November 2011
  2. ^ Jarman, P.J, Lww, A.K. and Hall, L.S. "Fauna of Australia:Natural History of the Eutheria" (PDF). Retrieved June 8, 2013.