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Mammals of Russia and adjacent regions. Baleen whales

Author: V E Sokolov; V A Arsenʹev
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Libraries, ©2006.
Series: Mlekopitai︠u︡shchie Rossii i sopredelʹnykh regionov.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presents information on the biological peculiarities of baleen whales of the order Cetacea. The species descriptions include characteristic features, systematic position, range, biology and practical  Read more...


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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V E Sokolov; V A Arsenʹev
ISBN: 1578081858 9781578081851
OCLC Number: 57344008
Language Note: "Translated from Russian."
Notes: "Translated from Russian."
Translation of: Usatye kity.
Description: xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: FOREWORD TO THE ENGLISH EDITIONFOREWORD TO THE RUSSIAN EDITIONVLADIMIR G. HEPTNER (1901-1975): A BRIEF LIFE SKETCHVLADIMIR GEORGIEVICH HEPTNER(JUNE 22-1901-JULY 5, 1975):A BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHORDER OF CETACEANS-CETACEA BRISSON, 1762KEY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SUBORDERSSuborder of Baleen or Toothless Whales-Suborder Mysticeti Flower, 1864Key for Identification of Families of theSuborder of Baleen WhalesFamily of Gray Whales-Family EschrichtiidaeWeber, 1904Genus of Gray Whales, Eschrichtius Gray, 1864Gray Whales, Eschrichtius robustus Lillijeborg, 1861DiagnosisDescriptionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceFamily of Rorquals and HumpbackWhales - Family Balaenopteridae Gray, 1864Key for Identification of Species of the Familyof Rorquals and Humpback WhalesGenus of Rorquals Balaenoptera Lacepede, 1804Lesser Rorqual, Balaenoptera acutorostrataLacepede, 1804DiagnosisDescriptionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceSei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828DaignosisDescriptionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceBryde's Whale, Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878Fin Whale or Herring Whale, Balaenoptera physalusLinnaeus, 1758DiagnosisDescriptionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceBlue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus, 1758DiagnosisDescriptionSystematic PositionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceGenus of Humpback Whales, Megaptera Gray, 1864Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliaeBorowski, 1781DiagnosisDescriptionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceFamily of Right Whales-Family BalaenidaeGray, 1825Key for Identification of Species of FamilyBalalenidaeGenus of Black Right Whales, Eubalaena Gray, 1864Southern (Japanese) Right Whale, Eubalaenaglacialis MullerDiagnosisDescriptionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceGenus of Greenland or Right Whales, BalaenaLinnaeus,Greenland or Right Whale, Balaena mysticetusLinnaeus,DiagnosisDescriptionGeographic DistributionGeographic VariationBiologyPractical SignificanceLiterature Cited
Series Title: Mlekopitai︠u︡shchie Rossii i sopredelʹnykh regionov.
Other Titles: Usatye kity.
Responsibility: V.E. Sokolov and V.A. Arsenʹev.


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