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Whales MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Whales
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865
Unique ID
D014907
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014907
Annotation
some dolphins are misnamed "whales": note FALSE KILLER WHALE; PYGMY KILLER WHALE; and MELON-HEADED WHALE; are entry terms to DOLPHINS; PILOT WHALES; and KILLER WHALE; both types of dolphin, are also available
Scope Note
Large marine mammals of the order CETACEA. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in ANIMAL FEED and FERTILIZERS, and for baleen. Today, there is a moratorium on most commercial whaling, as all species are either listed as endangered or threatened.
Entry Term(s)
Beaked Whales
Berardius
Caperea
Dwarf Sperm Whale
Eschrichtius robustus
Eubalaena australis
Giant Bottle-Nosed Whales
Goose-Beaked Whale
Gray Whale
Grey Whale
Mesoplodon
Monodon monoceros
Narwhals
North Atlantic Right Whale
Pygmy Right Whale
Pygmy Sperm Whale
Right Whale, North Atlantic
Right Whale, Southern
Ziphiidae
Ziphius
Related Numbers
txid160595
txid27604
txid27606
txid27615
txid40151
txid48741
txid9752
txid9756
txid9757
txid9760
txid9764
See Also
Ambergris
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under CETACEA 1975-90
Online Note
search CETACEA 1966-74
History Note
91(75); was see under CETACEA 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Whales Preferred
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Narwhals Narrower
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Pygmy Sperm Whale Narrower
Right Whale, North Atlantic Narrower
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