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Cetacea MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cetacea
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.875
Unique ID
D002591
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002591
Scope Note
An order of wholly aquatic MAMMALS occurring in all the OCEANS and adjoining seas of the world, as well as in certain river systems. They feed generally on FISHES, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Most are gregarious and most have a relatively long period of parental care and maturation. Included are DOLPHINS; PORPOISES; and WHALES. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp969-70)
Registry Number
txid9721
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Cetacea Preferred
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