Definition of Physeteridae
1. Noun. Sperm whales.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Odontoceti, Suborder Odontoceti
Member holonyms: Genus Physeter, Physeter, Genus Kogia, Kogia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Physeteridae
Literary usage of Physeteridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1904)
"... physeteridae. Teeth entirely absent in the upper jaw and quite variable in ... (physeteridae) which possess a well developed series of teeth in the (? ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"It appears to be most nearly allied to the physeteridae, but should probably form a distinct family. ..."
3. The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism by Schmidt (Eduard Oskar) (1876)
"... (physeteridae), and the last members are the right whales (Balaenidae). This is evinced by the fact that the whalebone or baleen plates are developed ..."