Did you mayhaps mean Megaptera?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of furrowed whalebone-whales, the humpbacks, belonging to the family Balænopteridæ, and typical of the subfamily Megapterinæ, established by J. E. Gray in 1846. They have a low dorsal fin, folds of skin on the throat, free cervical vertebræ, short broad baleen plates, and very long narrow flippers with only four digits. Numerous species have been described, from all seas, such as the long-finned whale, M. longimanus.
- n. humpback whales
“I began working with Roger Payne in 1969, in Bermuda, when he and colleague Scott McVay concluded that the sounds made by humpbacks - megaptera novaeangliae - are actually songs.”
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