Definition of Globicephala
1. Noun. Pilot whales.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Delphinidae, Family Delphinidae
Member holonyms: Black Whale, Blackfish, Common Blackfish, Globicephala Melaena, Pilot Whale
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Globicephala
Literary usage of Globicephala
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mammals of Pennsylvania and New Jersey: A Biographic, Historic and by Samuel Nicholson Rhoads (1903)
"This species associates with the black-fish and is rare in N. England waters and more so on the NJ coast, while the black-fish (globicephala ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1904)
"... Robert Brown, in treating of the cetaceans of Greenland, narked under the head of globicephala: "There seems little doubt ..."
3. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1904)
"Dr. Philippi had two skeletons from the coast of Chili, which in 1893 he regarded as belonging to globicephala globiceps (=G. ..."
4. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1904)
"globicephala, 576. gg. Dorsal very high, sword-shaped, its height greater than length of pectorals; teeth very strong; skull massive. ORCA, 577. ee. ..."