Definition of Genus Megaptera
1. Noun. Humpback whales.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Balaenopteridae, Family Balaenopteridae
Member holonyms: Humpback, Humpback Whale, Megaptera Novaeangliae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Megaptera
Literary usage of Genus Megaptera
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1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"These various genera may be distinguished by the following external characters: Humpbacks (genus Megaptera).—Form bulky and uncouth. ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"This group is equivalent to the genus Megaptera of EC vol. i. col. 872. Genus 1. Megaptera. Type, M. longimana of EC voL i: col. 872. ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"These various genera may be distinguished by the following external characters: Humpbacks (genus Megaptera).— Form bulky and uncouth. ..."
4. Contributions to the Natural History of Alaska: Results of Investigations by Lucien McShan Turner (1886)
"... where quite a number, probably a dozen, of these creatures were observed at some distance, slowly making their way into Bering Sea. Genus MEGAPTERA. ..."
5. The Mammals of Pennsylvania and New Jersey: A Biographic, Historic and by Samuel Nicholson Rhoads (1903)
"genus Megaptera Gray, Zoology Voyage Erebus and Terror, 1846, p. 16. New England Humpback Whale. Megaptera nodosa (Bonnaterre). 1 789. ..."