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Baleen Whales
Mammals of Russia and Adjacent Regions



ISBN 9781578081851
Published January 5, 2006 by CRC Press
332 Pages

 
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The book presents information on the biological peculiarities of baleen whales of the order Cetacea. The species description include characteristic features, systematic position, range, biology, and practical significance of the member of the suborder.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD TO THE ENGLISH EDITION
FOREWORD TO THE RUSSIAN EDITION
VLADIMIR G. HEPTNER (1901-1975): A BRIEF LIFE SKETCH
VLADIMIR GEORGIEVICH HEPTNER
(JUNE 22-1901-JULY 5, 1975):
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
ORDER OF CETACEANS—CETACEA BRISSON, 1762
KEY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SUBORDERS
Suborder of Baleen or Toothless Whales—
Suborder Mysticeti Flower, 1864
Key for Identification of Families of the
Suborder of Baleen Whales
Family of Gray Whales—Family Eschrichtiidae
Weber, 1904
Genus of Gray Whales, Eschrichtius Gray, 1864
Gray Whales, Eschrichtius robustus Lillijeborg, 1861
Diagnosis
Description
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Family of Rorquals and Humpback
Whales – Family Balaenopteridae Gray, 1864
Key for Identification of Species of the Family
of Rorquals and Humpback Whales
Genus of Rorquals Balaenoptera Lacepede, 1804
Lesser Rorqual, Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Lacépède, 1804
Diagnosis
Description
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Sei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828
Daignosis
Description
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Bryde’s Whale, Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878
Fin Whale or Herring Whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Linnaeus, 1758
Diagnosis
Description
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus, 1758
Diagnosis
Description
Systematic Position
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Genus of Humpback Whales, Megaptera Gray, 1864
Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Borowski, 1781
Diagnosis
Description
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Family of Right Whales—Family Balaenidae
Gray, 1825
Key for Identification of Species of Family
Balalenidae
Genus of Black Right Whales, Eubalaena Gray, 1864
Southern (Japanese) Right Whale, Eubalaena
glacialis Muller
Diagnosis
Description
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Genus of Greenland or Right Whales, Balaena
Linnaeus,
Greenland or Right Whale, Balaena mysticetus
Linnaeus,
Diagnosis
Description
Geographic Distribution
Geographic Variation
Biology
Practical Significance
Literature Cited

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