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Balaena definata Owen 1843 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68977

Alternative combinations: Balaenoptera definata, Balaenoptera definita

Full reference: R. Owen. 1843. Appendix to Professor Henslow's paper, consisting of a description of the fossil tympanic bones referable to four distinct pecies of Balaena. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 4(1):283-286

Belongs to Balaenopteridae according to M. Bosselaers and K. Post 2010

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenoptera taiwanica, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Delphinus brachyspondylus, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Nehalaennia, Notiocetus, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder