Definition of Aquatic mammal
1. Noun. Whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals.
Specialized synonyms: Blower, Cetacean, Cetacean Mammal, Sea Cow, Sirenian, Sirenian Mammal, Pinnatiped, Pinniped, Pinniped Mammal
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Literary usage of Aquatic mammal
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1. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1888)
"The highest aquatic mammal after Homo sapiens, is the Otter (Lutra nair). ... The next aquatic mammal is a very strange one, the Indus Porpoise, ..."
2. Florida Assessment of Coastal Trends (1997)by Gilbert T. Bergquist by Gilbert T. Bergquist (1999)
"Estimated Manatee Population and Documented Deaths The West lndian manatee, Trichechus manatus, is a large, slow-moving, gray-brown aquatic mammal. lt was ..."
3. Works by Herbert Spencer (1896)
"... then consider how long it must have taken for this large aquatic mammal (some eight or ten feet long) to be derived by modification from a land-mammal; ..."
4. Arboreal Man by Frederic Wood Jones (1916)
"We need not stop to consider the aquatic Mammal, because a life in the water calls for such marked specialization of structure that such creatures disappear ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"aquatic mammal».—Many mammals grouped for the present purpose as terrestrial pasa a great portion of their lives in brooks, lakes, or rivers, and, ..."
6. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"And, on the other hand, the ornithorhynchus, an early type of burrowing aquatic mammal, preserved for us in isolated Australia, has marked reptilian ..."