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Balaenoptera ryani Hanna and McLellan 1924 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 62944

Full reference: G. D. Hanna and M. McLellan. 1924. A new species of whale from the type locality of the Monterey Group. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 13(14):237-241

Belongs to Balaenoptera according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera andrejewi, Balaenoptera bertae, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera cephalus, Balaenoptera davidsonii, Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera fasciata, Balaenoptera grimmi, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera omurai, Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenoptera siberi, Balaenoptera sursiplana

Type specimen: CASG 1733, a partial skull. Its type locality is Saucito Rancho, which is in a Tortonian basinal (siliciclastic) shale in the Monterey Formation of California.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder