ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Balaena balsami Cornalia 1870 (bowhead whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Balaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68974

Belongs to Balaena according to S. A. McLeod et al. 1993

Sister taxa: Balaena arcuata, Balaena dubusi, Balaena larteti, Balaena macrocephalus, Balaena molassica, Balaena montalionis, Balaena mysticetus, Balaena pampaea, Balaena ricei, Balaena simpsoni, Balaena tannenbergii

Type specimen: Its type locality is Castel Arquato, Monte Zago, which is in a Piacenzian shallow subtidal horizon in Italy

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder