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Noun1.Balaenopteridae - rorqualsBalaenopteridae - rorquals; blue whales    
mammal family - a family of mammals
Mysticeti, suborder Mysticeti - baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
rorqual, razorback - any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
Balaenoptera, genus Balaenoptera - type genus of the Balaenopteridae
genus Megaptera, Megaptera - humpback whales
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Diversidad y distribucion de los cetaceos de Costa Rica (Cetacea:Delphinidae, Physeteridae, Ziphiidae y Balaenopteridae).
(1999): Primeros dates sobre misticetos (Mammalia, Cetacea, Balaenopteridae) en el Plioceno Inferior de la Cuenca del Guadalquivir (Lepe, Huelva).
(2014) reviewed the results of these expeditions as well as other sources of information and confirmed the presence of 12 species belonging to five marine mammal families (Balaenopteridae, Physeteridae, Ziphiidae, Delphinidae and Phocidae) within the area of Easter and Salas y Gomez islands.
Of the 30 species, 29 belong to the Order Cetartiodactyla, are placed within the two Suborders Mysticeti and Odontoceti, and come under the six Families of Balaenopteridae, Physeteridae, Kogiidae, Ziphiidae, Delphinidae, and Phocoenidae [1].
Belonging to the family Balaenopteridae together with Humpback whale and Blue whale, the species, which is also commonly known as Tropical whale reflecting its preference for tropical waters and warm temperate waters was given its common name, Bryde's whale, in honor of Norwegian consul Johan Bryde, who built the first whaling factory in Durban, South Africa.