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Balaena simpsoni Phillipi 1887 (bowhead whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Balaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68983

Alternative combinations: Caperea simpsoni, Neobalaena simpsoni

Full reference: R. A. Phillipi. 1887. Los fossiles Terciarios i Cuartarios de Chile 1-256

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

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ancud, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Chile

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder