Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to genus Balaenoptera: North Atlantic Minke Whale
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|Noun||1.||genus Balaenoptera - type genus of the Balaenopteridae |
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Balaenoptera musculus, blue whale, sulfur bottom - largest mammal ever known; bluish-grey migratory whalebone whale mostly of southern hemisphere
Balaenoptera physalus, common rorqual, fin whale, finback, finback whale - large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific