Definition of cetacea :
An order of marine mammals, including the whales. Like ordinary mammals they breathe by means of lungs, and bring forth living young which they suckle for some time. The anterior limbs are changed to paddles; the tail flukes are horizontal. There are two living suborders:
- See Wild- boar, 59. dreaded by the Singhalese, 59. Wanderoo monkey, 5. Wasps, wasps' nest, 418. mason- wasp, 416. Water- fowl, 260, 262. Water snakes, 308. Weaver- bird, 251. Whales, 68. See Cetacea. - "Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon", J. Emerson Tennent.
- I have taken the trouble to make that difficult comparison in the case of the cetacea, the seals, etc. - "Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia", Ernest Scott.
- Moreover, I pointed out that as these Cetacea and Sirenia are certainly modified land animals, their existence implies the antecedent existence of land mammals. - "Mr. Gladstone and Genesis Essay #5 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition"", Thomas Henry Huxley.