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Balaenoptera MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Balaenoptera
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865.100
Unique ID
D050616
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050616
Scope Note
A genus of WHALES in the family Balaenopteridae, consisting of five species: Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, FIN WHALE, Sei Whale, and MINKE WHALE. They are distinguished by a relatively slender body, a compressed tail stock, and a pointed snout.
Entry Term(s)
Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera brydei
Balaenoptera musculus
Blue Whale
Bryde's Whale
Sei Whale
Registry Number
txid9766
Related Numbers
txid255365
txid9768
txid9771
Previous Indexing
Cetacea (1965-1990)
Whales (1975-2005)
Public MeSH Note
2006; see WHALES 1998-2005; for Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, and Sei Whale see WHALES 1998-2005
History Note
2006; use WHALES 1998-2005; for Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, and Sei Whale use WHALES 1998-2005
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Balaenoptera Preferred
Sei Whale Narrower
Blue Whale Narrower
Bryde's Whale Narrower
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