November 2006
Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America;2006, p162
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "Marine Mammals" is presented. It offers information about the measurement of the skull plate of several marine mammals, which include the West Indian manatee, harbor seal, California Sea Lion and Common Bottlenose dolphin. Also provided are photographs of the different skull plates.


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