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Balaena Linnaeus 1758 (bowhead whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36676

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Balaena arcuata, Balaena balsami, Balaena dubusi, Balaena larteti, Balaena macrocephalus, Balaena molassica, Balaena montalionis, Balaena mysticetus, Balaena pampaea, Balaena ricei, Balaena simpsoni, Balaena tannenbergii

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Type: Balaena mysticetus

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder