Giant beaked whales

Giant beaked whales

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Genus : Berardius

 

Facts about the genus Berardius, the giant beaked whales

Classification: This species' genus, Berardius, is named after the French commander of the vessel that carried the first specimen from New Zealand to France in 1876.

Classification:: This species' genus, Berardius, is named after the

Berardius is the largest member of the beaked whales and tend to travel in pods of 5-20 individuals. (Full text)

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