Definition of Delphinapterus
1. Noun. White whale.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Monodontidae, Monodontidae
Member holonyms: Beluga, Delphinapterus Leucas, White Whale
Lexicographical Neighbors of Delphinapterus
Literary usage of Delphinapterus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1871)
"delphinapterus. delphinapterus, Gray, Cat. Seals fy Whales, p. 276; Synops. ... delphinapterus Peronii. delphinapterus Peronii, Gray, lcp 276; Synops. ..."
2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1879)
"The Beluga, it may be observed in passing, is included in the genus delphinapterus of the family Delphinidae, or toothed-whales. ..."
3. The Natural History of the Order Cetacea: And the Oceanic Inhabitants of the by Henry William Dewhurst (1834)
"delphinapterus. SPECIES.—delphinapterus BELUGA, .THE WHITE WHALE f THIS is a species which appears not to have been very distinctly known until within the ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Spiracle on the vertex with its horns turned backwards. Length from 12 to 18 feet. Example, delphinapterus leucas ..."
5. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"delphinapterus leucas, Pall., the white whale, white fish, or beluga, inhabits the seas above° north latitude. It is 16 to 19 feet long, measures 9 feet in ..."