Definition of Balaenoptera
1. Noun. Type genus of the Balaenopteridae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Balaenopteridae, Family Balaenopteridae
Member holonyms: Balaenoptera Musculus, Blue Whale, Sulfur Bottom, Balaenoptera Physalus, Common Rorqual, Fin Whale, Finback, Finback Whale, Balaenoptera Borealis, Sei Whale, Balaenoptera Acutorostrata, Lesser Rorqual, Minke Whale, Piked Whale
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balaenoptera
Literary usage of Balaenoptera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1835)
"Some Observations on the Structure of the Mesenteric Glands in the Balaenoptera rostrata. By Dr JOHN REID. DR KNOX having lately purchased a young whale, ..."
2. Catalogue of Mammalia in the Indian Museum, Calcutta by John Anderson, William Lutley Sclater, Indian Museum (1891)
"The Whales inhabiting the Northern Indian Ocean were first investigated by Blyth who described, from the remains catalogued below, Balaenoptera indica; ..."