Definition of Balaenopteridae

1. Noun. Rorquals; blue whales.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balaenopteridae

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

Literary usage of Balaenopteridae

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

1. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"... THE BALEEN WHALES Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Family Balaenopteridae This enormous whale, named after the silvery blue sheen of its mottled skin, ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"In osteo- logical characters it tends to unite the two families Balaenopteridae and Balaenidae (if they are really necessary subdivisions). ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"Among the Balaenopteridae the B. borealis has the best flesh, and during recent years the flesh has been skinned for eating. The colour of the flesh is ..."

4. Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina by Albert E. Sanders (2002)
"X Family Balaenopteridae Genus et sp. indeterminate X Order Perissodactyla Family Equidae Equus ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1888)
"... in this family of whales, to the much more extensive and well-known fluted appearance of the belly, seen in the Rorquals or Balaenopteridae ..."

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