genus Megaptera


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Noun1.genus Megaptera - humpback whalesgenus Megaptera - humpback whales      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Balaenopteridae, family Balaenopteridae - rorquals; blue whales
humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, humpback - large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
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The sole representative of the genus Megaptera - meaning "large-winged" - the humpback has the longest pectoral fins of any whale.