Definition of Kogia
1. Noun. Pygmy sperm whales.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Physeteridae, Physeteridae
Member holonyms: Kogia Breviceps, Pygmy Sperm Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale, Kogia Simus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kogia
Literary usage of Kogia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"The Occurrence of the Sperm Whale or Cachalot in the Shetland Seas, "with Notes on the Tymp a no- petrous Bones of Physeter, kogia, and other Odontoceti. ..."
2. The Cruise of the "Cachalot" Round the World After Sperm Whales by Frank Thomas Bullen (1906)
"It was but a school of kogia, or " short- headed " cachalots; but as we secured five of them, averaging seven barrels each, with scarcely any trouble, ..."
3. The Cruise of the Cachalot Around the World After Sperm Whales by Frank Thomas Bullen (1899)
"It was but a school of kogia, or "short- headed " cachalots; but as we secured five of them, averaging seven barrels each ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"The name kogia has also been repudiated, ... J Dr. Gray, defending his name, has observed that "Mr. MacLeay objects to the barbarous name of kogia;" and the ..."
5. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"In kogia the frontal process of the maxilla enters extensively into the wall of the ... In this character kogia departs widely from Physeter and the ..."