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Balaenoptera Lacépède 1804 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36678

Alternative spelling: Balaena (Balaenoptera)

Invalid subtaxa: Balaenoptera andrejewi Anonymous 1888 [nomen nudum] (no. 146647), Balaenoptera fasciata Gray 1846 [nomen dubium] (no. 70693), Balaenoptera grimmi Anonymous 1888 [nomen nudum] (no. 146648), Balaenoptera ryani Hanna and McLellan 1924 [invalid subgroup] (no. 62944), Benedenia Gray 1864 (no. 68909), Cuvierius Gray 1866 (no. 102356), Mysticetus Wagler 1830 (no. 92028), Physalis Fleming 1822 (no. 92029), Physalus Gray 1821 [objective synonym] (no. 68911), Physalus (Rorqualus) Cuvier 1836 (no. 137336), Pterobalaena Eschricht 1849 (no. 66753), Rorqualus Cuvier 1836 (no. 68440), Rudolphius Gray 1866 (no. 105204), Sibbaldius Flower 1865 (no. 89191), Sibbaldius (Rudolphius) Gray 1866 (no. 102810), Sibbaldus Flower 1865 (no. 63600), Swinhoia Gray 1868 (no. 102813)

Full reference: B. Lacépède. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

Parent taxon: Balaenopteridae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Cetotheriophanes, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megapterinae, Miobalaenoptera, Nehalaennia, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera bertae, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera cephalus, Balaenoptera davidsonii, Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera omurai, Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenoptera siberi, Balaenoptera sursiplana

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder