Definition of Balaenoptera physalus

1. Noun. Large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific.

Exact synonyms: Common Rorqual, Fin Whale, Finback, Finback Whale
Generic synonyms: Razorback, Rorqual
Group relationships: Balaenoptera, Genus Balaenoptera



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balaenoptera Physalus

Baku
Bakunin
BalI methyltransferase
Balaamite
Balaamites
Balaena
Balaena mysticetus
Balaeniceps
Balaeniceps rex
Balaenicipitidae
Balaenidae
Balaenoptera
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera physalus (current term)
Balaenopteridae
Balanchine
Balanidae
Balanites aegyptiaca
Balantidium coli
Balantidium suis
Balanus balanoides
Balarama
Balaton
Balbani ring
Balbiani ring
Balboa
Baldr
Baldrick

Literary usage of Balaenoptera physalus

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

1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"Balaenoptera physalus.—Fol. iv. " A Sperma Ccti Whale." Two figures, viz. a side ... The whale is Balaenoptera physalus, and is about 50 feet long.—Fol. vi. ..."

2. A Pocket List of the Mammals of Eastern Massachusetts with Special Reference by Clarence Emerson Brown (1913)
"Balaenoptera physalus (Limit). Common off our coast. Length 40 to 60 feet. Head equal or rather less than 1-4 the total length. ..."

3. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"Fin-back Whale or Rorqual (Balaenoptera physalus); head and front part of body. After G. 0. Sars. Figure 44h.—The same; general figure. After GO Sars. ..."

4. Zoölogical Science: Or, Nature in Living Forms by Anna Maria (Treadwell) Redfield (1858)
"... two sections,—one distinguished by the smoothness of the skin, of the throat and under parts, of which there is one species, 'Balaenoptera physalus, ..."

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