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What dolphin is “thick-toothed”?

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The scientific name Pseudorca crassidens for the False Killer Whale gives an indication of the formidable teeth this species has. The word crassidens is Latin for “thick tooth” which is an apropos description of the large teeth the False Killer Whale possesses.

The prominent teeth of the False Killer Whale led to its scientific name meaning “thick-toothed.”

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