Definition of Delphinapterus leucas
1. Noun. Small northern whale that is white when adult.
Generic synonyms: Dolphin
Group relationships: Delphinapterus, Genus Delphinapterus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Delphinapterus Leucas
Literary usage of Delphinapterus leucas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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 ..."
2. 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 ..."
3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1879)
"... OF THE WHITE WHALE (delphinapterus leucas). By HERBERT C. MAJOR, MD, West Riding Asylum, Wakefield. (PLATES X,, XI., XII.) THE death of a white whale. ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"... common in the Mammalia but it is known to occur in some of the Cetacea, cg delphinapterus leucas, the white whale, by a splitting of the fifth digit, ..."
5. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"1561 represents the bones of the head of the Vermont Cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas, mentioned on page 983 as frequenting the expanded Champlain Bay of the ..."
6. Labrador, the Country and the People by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1909)
"delphinapterus leucas Pallas. White porpoise. Delphinus leucas Pallas. "It. iii, p. 84, t. iv." Common everywhere along the Labrador coasts. 11. ..."