Descriptor English: Whales
Descriptor Spanish: Ballenas
Descriptor Portuguese: Baleias
Descriptor French: Baleines
Entry term(s): Baleine franche australe
Baleine franche boréale de l'Atlantique Nord
Baleine franche de l'Atlantique Nord
Baleine franche du Sud
Baleine franche naine
Baleine grise
Baleine à bec de Cuvier
Baleines à bec
Cachalot nain
Cachalot pygmé
Eschrichtius robustus
Eubalaena australis
Grandes baleines à bec
Monodon monoceros
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865
RDF Unique Identifier:
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.
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
Allowable Qualifiers: AB malformations
AH anatomie et histologie
BL sang
CF liquide cérébrospinal
CL classification
EM embryologie
GD croissance et développement
GE génétique
IM immunologie
IN traumatismes
ME métabolisme
MI microbiologie
PH physiologie
PS parasitologie
PX psychologie
SU chirurgie
UR urine
VI virologie
Related: Ambre gris MeSH
DeCS ID: 15308
Unique ID: D014907
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/13
Baleines - Preferred
Concept UI M0022934
Preferred term Baleines
Cachalot nain - Narrower
Concept UI M0022943
Preferred term Cachalot nain
Grandes baleines à bec - Narrower
Concept UI M0022946
Preferred term Grandes baleines à bec
Entry term(s) Berardius
Baleine à bec de Cuvier - Narrower
Concept UI M0022963
Preferred term Baleine à bec de Cuvier
Entry term(s) Ziphius
Baleine franche du Sud - Narrower
Concept UI M0476959
Preferred term Baleine franche du Sud
Entry term(s) Baleine franche australe
Eubalaena australis
Mésoplodon - Narrower
Concept UI M0022951
Preferred term Mésoplodon
Narvals - Narrower
Concept UI M0022954
Preferred term Narvals
Entry term(s) Monodon monoceros
Baleine franche naine - Narrower
Concept UI M0022955
Preferred term Baleine franche naine
Entry term(s) Caperea
Cachalot pygmé - Narrower
Concept UI M0022956
Preferred term Cachalot pygmé
Baleine franche de l'Atlantique Nord - Narrower
Concept UI M0476960
Preferred term Baleine franche de l'Atlantique Nord
Entry term(s) Baleine franche boréale de l'Atlantique Nord
Baleines à bec - Narrower
Concept UI M0022935
Preferred term Baleines à bec
Entry term(s) Ziphiidae
Baleine grise - Narrower
Concept UI M0022947
Preferred term Baleine grise
Entry term(s) Eschrichtius robustus

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