Beaked Whale Identification Guide
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Lateral view of M. bidens head
 
Lateral view of M. europaeus head
Rostrum slender and elongate.

Teeth positioned 20 to 30+ cm posterior to apex of mandible.

 
Rostrum not elongate.

Teeth positioned 7 to 15 cm posterior to apex of mandible.
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