Definition of Family Balaenopteridae
1. Noun. Rorquals; blue whales.
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
Literary usage of Family Balaenopteridae
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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. ..."