from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of pygmy sperm-whales, of the subfamily Physeterinæ, and family Physctcridæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Zoöl.) The genus comprising the pygmy sperm whales.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun pygmy sperm whales


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  • Eleven species of whale visit the northern Gulf: blue Balaenoptera musculus (EN), fin B. physalus (EN), sperm Physeter macrocephalus (VU) and humpback Megaptera novaeangliae (VU); also killer Orcinus orca, false killer Pseudorca crassidens, shortfinned pilot Globicephala macrorhynchus, Cuvier’s beaked Ziphius cavirostris, pygmy sperm Kogia breviceps, minke Balaenoptera acutorostrata and greywhale Eschrichtius robustus. 161 species of fish, 42 of them endemic, are recorded there.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico


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