Definition of Family Balaenidae
1. Noun. Right whales.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Mysticeti, Suborder Mysticeti
Member holonyms: Right Whale, Balaena, Genus Balaena
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Literary usage of Family Balaenidae
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1. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1904)
"Family BALAENIDAE. In 1895, Cope1 described several new members of the family BALAENIDAE. He prefaced his descriptions with a summary of the characters and ..."
2. California Mammals by Frank Stephens (1906)
"family Balaenidae. Whalebone Whales. Lower jaw very thick and deep; cleft of mouth curved; skull symmetrical. ..."
3. Travels of a Naturalist: A Record of Adventures, Discoveries, History and by Adolphe Boucard (1894)
"This animal belongs to the class Mammalia ; order, Cetacea; family, Balaenidae; and genus, Balaena. They are marine, viviparous, suckle their young as other ..."
4. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Glascowby Natural History Society of Glasgow by Natural History Society of Glasgow (1878)
"65), who has been further informed of two being seen about Orkney and Shetland in 1857 (PZS, 1868, p. 433). ORDER IV.: CETACEA. [Family: BALAENIDAE. ..."
5. Description of a New Species of Sea Snake from the Philippine Islands: With by John Van Denburgh, Joseph Cheesman Thompson (1908)
"... Family BALAENIDAE Balaena sieboldi Gray Pacific Right Whale Original description—Balaena sieboldii Gray, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist., 3rd sen, 14, 1864, p. ..."
6. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections by Smithsonian Institution (1922)
"Their highest forms left no descendants; but from the more primitive genera of the family sprang the new family Balaenidae. The oldest, tooth- bearing forms ..."