Definition of Genus Balaenoptera
1. Noun. Type genus of the Balaenopteridae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Balaenopteridae, Family Balaenopteridae
Member holonyms: Balaenoptera Musculus, Blue Whale, Sulfur Bottom, Balaenoptera Physalus, Common Rorqual, Fin Whale, Finback, Finback Whale, Balaenoptera Borealis, Sei Whale, Balaenoptera Acutorostrata, Lesser Rorqual, Minke Whale, Piked Whale
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Balaenoptera
Literary usage of Genus Balaenoptera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"This genus Balaenoptera includes the Rorquals, which are Whalebone Whales of large size, differing from the Eight Whales in three important external ..."
2. Catalogue of Mammalia in the Indian Museum, Calcutta by John Anderson, William Lutley Sclater, Indian Museum (1891)
"The Greenland Right Whale. Distribution. — Arctic Seas. a. A flake of Baleen ...... Dr. McGowan, 1860, ASB Genus BALAENOPTERA. ..."
3. Principles of Geology: Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1889)
"Many individuals of the genus Balaenoptera have met the same fate. It will be sufficient to refer to those cast on shore in the Firth of Forth near ..."
4. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1904)
"... and very little upwards." Cope, 1895. Occurrence.—CHESAPEAKE GROUP. Maryland or Virginia. Collection.—Johns Hopkins University. Genus BALAENOPTERA ..."
5. Principles of Geology: Being an Inquiry how Far the Former Changes of the by Charles Lyell (1837)
"Many individuals of the genus Balaenoptera have met the same fate. It will be sufficient to refer to those cast on shore near Burnt Island, and at Alloa, ..."
6. Prehistoric Scotland and Its Place in European Civilization: Being a General by Robert Munro (1899)
"But the skeletons which I have examined did not belong to the genus Balaena, but to the genus Balaenoptera, or the Finner whales, several species of which ..."