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Balaenoptera siberi Pilleri 1989 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69078

Full reference: G. Pilleri. 1989. Balaenoptera siberi, ein neuer spatmiozaner bartenwal aus der Pisco-formation Perus. Beitrage zur Palaontologie der Cetaceen Perus 65-84

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 ryani, Balaenoptera sursiplana

Type specimen: Private collection of Allejandro Pezzia Asserto, a skeleton (skull & skeleton). Its type locality is Aguada de Lomas, which is in a Tortonian foreshore siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): skull 2280.0 x 1110.0