Definition of Balaenidae

1. Noun. Right whales.

Exact synonyms: Family Balaenidae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Mysticeti, Suborder Mysticeti
Member holonyms: Right Whale, Balaena, Genus Balaena



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balaenidae

Bakewell tart
Bakewell tarts
Bakhtinian
Bakke decision
Baklahorani
Baku
Bakunin
BalI methyltransferase
Balaamite
Balaamites
Balaena
Balaena mysticetus
Balaeniceps
Balaeniceps rex
Balaenicipitidae
Balaenidae (current term)
Balaenoptera
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera physalus
Balaenopteridae
Balanchine
Balanidae
Balanites aegyptiaca
Balantidium coli
Balantidium suis
Balanus balanoides
Balarama
Balaton

Literary usage of Balaenidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1904)
"... the Balaenidae and BALAENOPTERIDAE, founded mostly on external characters, but Flower and Lydekker consider that intermediate forms have rendered the ..."

2. The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism by Schmidt (Eduard Oskar) (1876)
"... and the last members are the right whales (Balaenidae). This is evinced by the fact that the whalebone or baleen plates are developed only after the ..."

3. The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism by Schmidt (Eduard Oskar), Oscar Schmidt (1875)
"... and the last members are the right whales (Balaenidae). This is evinced by the fact that the whalebone or baleen plates are developed only after the ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"Bullae of the periotic bones of small Balaenidae are not uncommon in the same beds, and I suspect are mostly to be referred to this and the ..."

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