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Descriptor in English: Cetacea
Descriptor in Spanish: Cetáceos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cetáceos
Descriptor in French: Cetacea
Entry term(s): Cetaceas
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.875
Scope note: An order of wholly aquatic MAMMALS occurring in all the OCEANS and adjoining seas of the world, as well as in certain river systems. They feed generally on FISHES, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Most are gregarious and most have a relatively long period of parental care and maturation. Included are DOLPHINS; PORPOISES; and WHALES. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp969-70)
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
DeCS UI: 2631
Descriptor UI: D002591
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Cetacea - Preferred
Concept UI M0003961
Scope note An order of wholly aquatic MAMMALS occurring in all the OCEANS and adjoining seas of the world, as well as in certain river systems. They feed generally on FISHES, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Most are gregarious and most have a relatively long period of parental care and maturation. Included are DOLPHINS; PORPOISES; and WHALES. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp969-70)
Preferred term Cetacea
Entry term(s) Cetaceas



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