Definition of Genus delphinapterus

1. Noun. White whale.

Exact synonyms: Delphinapterus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Monodontidae, Monodontidae
Member holonyms: Beluga, Delphinapterus Leucas, White Whale



Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Delphinapterus

genus Dasyprocta
genus Dasypus
genus Dasyurus
genus Datura
genus Daubentonia
genus Daucus
genus Davallia
genus Daviesia
genus Decapterus
genus Decumaria
genus Deinocheirus
genus Deinonychus
genus Delairea
genus Delichon
genus Delonix
genus Delphinapterus
genus Delphinium
genus Delphinus
genus Dendranthema
genus Dendraspis
genus Dendroaspis
genus Dendrobium
genus Dendrocalamus
genus Dendrocolaptes
genus Dendroctonus
genus Dendroica
genus Dendrolagus
genus Dendromecon
genus Denisonia
genus Dennstaedtia

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. ..."

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