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Descriptor in English: Whales
Descriptor in Spanish: Ballenas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Baleias
Descriptor in French: Baleines
Entry term(s): Beaked Whale
Beaked Whales
Berardius
Bottle-Nosed Whale, Giant
Bottle-Nosed Whales, Giant
Caperea
Dwarf Sperm Whale
Dwarf Sperm Whales
Eschrichtius robustus
Eubalaena australis
Giant Bottle Nosed Whales
Giant Bottle-Nosed Whale
Giant Bottle-Nosed Whales
Goose Beaked Whale
Goose-Beaked Whale
Goose-Beaked Whales
Gray Whale
Gray Whales
Grey Whale
Grey Whales
Mesoplodon
Monodon monoceros
Narwhal
Narwhals
North Atlantic Right Whale
Pygmy Right Whale
Pygmy Right Whales
Pygmy Sperm Whale
Pygmy Sperm Whales
Right Whale, North Atlantic
Right Whale, Pygmy
Right Whale, Southern
Right Whales, Pygmy
Right Whales, Southern
Southern Right Whale
Southern Right Whales
Sperm Whale, Dwarf
Sperm Whale, Pygmy
Sperm Whales, Dwarf
Sperm Whales, Pygmy
Whale
Whale, Grey
Whale, Southern Right
Whales, Grey
Whales, Southern Right
Ziphiidae
Ziphius
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865
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 abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Online Note: search CETACEA 1966-74
History Note: 91(75); was see under CETACEA 1975-90
See also the descriptors: Ambergris MeSH
DeCS UI: 15308
Descriptor UI: D014907
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/13
Whales - Preferred
Concept UI M0022934
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.
Preferred term Whales
Entry term(s) Whale
Dwarf Sperm Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022943
Preferred term Dwarf Sperm Whale
Entry term(s) Dwarf Sperm Whales
Sperm Whale, Dwarf
Sperm Whales, Dwarf
Giant Bottle-Nosed Whales - Narrower
Concept UI M0022946
Preferred term Giant Bottle-Nosed Whales
Entry term(s) Berardius
Bottle-Nosed Whale, Giant
Bottle-Nosed Whales, Giant
Giant Bottle Nosed Whales
Giant Bottle-Nosed Whale
Goose-Beaked Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022963
Preferred term Goose-Beaked Whale
Entry term(s) Goose Beaked Whale
Goose-Beaked Whales
Ziphius
Right Whale, Southern - Narrower
Concept UI M0476959
Preferred term Right Whale, Southern
Entry term(s) Eubalaena australis
Right Whales, Southern
Southern Right Whale
Southern Right Whales
Whale, Southern Right
Whales, Southern Right
Mesoplodon - Narrower
Concept UI M0022951
Preferred term Mesoplodon
Narwhals - Narrower
Concept UI M0022954
Preferred term Narwhals
Entry term(s) Monodon monoceros
Narwhal
Pygmy Right Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022955
Preferred term Pygmy Right Whale
Entry term(s) Caperea
Pygmy Right Whales
Right Whale, Pygmy
Right Whales, Pygmy
Pygmy Sperm Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022956
Preferred term Pygmy Sperm Whale
Entry term(s) Pygmy Sperm Whales
Sperm Whale, Pygmy
Sperm Whales, Pygmy
Right Whale, North Atlantic - Narrower
Concept UI M0476960
Preferred term Right Whale, North Atlantic
Entry term(s) North Atlantic Right Whale
Beaked Whales - Narrower
Concept UI M0022935
Preferred term Beaked Whales
Entry term(s) Beaked Whale
Ziphiidae
Gray Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022947
Preferred term Gray Whale
Entry term(s) Eschrichtius robustus
Gray Whales
Grey Whale
Grey Whales
Whale, Grey
Whales, Grey



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