Definition of Genus Delphinapterus
1. Noun. White whale.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Monodontidae, Monodontidae
Member holonyms: Beluga, Delphinapterus Leucas, White Whale
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Delphinapterus
Literary usage of Genus Delphinapterus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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. ..."
2. Catalogue of Mammalia in the Indian Museum, Calcutta by John Anderson, William Lutley Sclater, Indian Museum (1891)
"Tooth Capt. Lumsden, 1820, a. Skelet. mtd. Lancaster Sound (Capt. Dundee Mus, [Ex.] McLennan in Steam- whaler Narwhal, 7-76). ASB Genus DELPHINAPTERUS. ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The genus Delphinapterus, the Beluga or White Whale, consists of but a single species, though as usual more than one name has been given to supposed ..."
4. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1904)
"But it is now quite clear that they belong to the genus Delphinapterus, Lacepede, of which Beluga, Rafinesque, is a synonym. More or less complete skeletons ..."
5. The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist by Natural History Society of Montreal (1861)
"Sub genus Delphinapterus. Sub gen. char. Without dorsal fins; head oblique; muzzle not elongate ; teeth ranging from 9 to 42 throughout. D. Leucas. ..."