I keep, liking them, those new-style whales.
Here is another specialised species: the alligator chevrotain-dolphin (3 animals at once: alligator, chevrotain and dolphin!
). Its scientific name is Plateocetos magnomandibulis, which litterally means 'flat chevrotain-dolphin with a big lower jaw'. Not a bad name, as you can see. This species of chevrotain-dolphin is indeed rather-flat. It has evolved that way because it is one of the few chevrotain-dolphins that has adapted to a bottom-dwelling lifestyle. Besides, I don't think I need to explain which is bigger: the upper or the lower jaw...
It uses this impressive mouth to feed on its prey in the most effective way possibe, at the same time also a very cruel one: it is litterally adapted to kill its prey by cutting it in half. Again, the mammal-shark [link]
is a loved prey... Sorry mammal-shark, for this much predators! =/
The alligator chevrotain-dolphin has a length ranging from 3 to 4 meters and lives some 131 million years from now in the Early-Palalomain oceans around the westcoast of North-America, where it coexists with the giant chevrotain-dolphin [link]
, which is also a near relative from the same family, only much larger, and various fish like the tuna-salmon [link]
, the hunter-salmon [link]
and the earlier mentioned mammal-shark.
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