Definition of Family Balaenopteridae

1. Noun. Rorquals; blue whales.

Exact synonyms: Balaenopteridae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Mysticeti, Suborder Mysticeti
Member holonyms: Razorback, Rorqual, Balaenoptera, Genus Balaenoptera, Genus Megaptera, Megaptera

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Balaenopteridae

family Asteraceae
family Atherinidae
family Athiorhodaceae
family Athyriaceae
family Atrichornithidae
family Atropidae
family Aulostomidae
family Auriculariaceae
family Avicenniaceae
family Azollaceae
family Babesiidae
family Bacillaceae
family Bacteroidaceae
family Balaenicipitidae
family Balaenidae
family Balaenopteridae (current term)
family Balanidae
family Balistidae
family Balsaminaceae
family Bangiaceae
family Bathyergidae
family Batidaceae
family Batrachoididae
family Begoniaceae
family Belemnitidae
family Belonidae
family Belostomatidae
family Bennettitaceae
family Berberidaceae
family Betulaceae

Literary usage of Family 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. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Glascowby Natural History Society of Glasgow by Natural History Society of Glasgow (1878)
"... most of the records being referable to one or other of the Rorquals (cf. Bell's Br. Quad., 2nd ed., pp. 381-391).] Family: BALAENOPTERIDAE. 22. ..."

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