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Whale, Killer
MeSH HeadingWhale, Killer
Tree NumberB01.150.900.649.189.267.900
Scope NoteThe species Orcinus orca, in the family Delphinidae, characterized by its black and white coloration, and huge triangular dorsal fin. It is the largest member of the DOLPHINS and derives its name from the fact that it is a fearsome predator.
Entry TermKiller Whale
Entry TermOrcinus orca
Allowable QualifiersAB AH BL CF CL EM GD GE IM IN ME MI PH PS PX SU UR VI
Previous Indexing Dolphins (1968-2005)
History Note2006; use DOLPHINS 1998-2005
Unique IDD050685


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Animals [B01]
   Chordata [B01.150]
      Vertebrates [B01.150.900]
         Mammals [B01.150.900.649]
            Cetacea [B01.150.900.649.189]
               Dolphins [B01.150.900.649.189.267]
Bottle-Nosed Dolphin [B01.150.900.649.189.267.100]
Common Dolphins [B01.150.900.649.189.267.150]
Stenella [B01.150.900.649.189.267.750]
Whale, Killer [B01.150.900.649.189.267.900]
Whales, Pilot [B01.150.900.649.189.267.920]

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