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Fin Whale MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Fin Whale
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865.100.350
Unique ID
D050617
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050617
Scope Note
The species Balaenoptera physalus, in the family Balaenopteridae, characterized by a large, strongly curved, dorsal fin. It is the second largest of the WHALES, highly migratory, but rarely seen near the shore.
Entry Term(s)
Balaenoptera physalus
Finback Whale
Previous Indexing
Cetacea (1965-1974)
Whales (1975-2005)
Public MeSH Note
2006; see WHALES 1998-2005
History Note
2006; use WHALES 1998-2005
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Fin Whale Preferred
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