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Balaenoptera taiwanica Huang 1966 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69157

Full reference: T. Huang. 1966. A new species of a whale tympanic bone from Taiwan, China. Transactions and Proceeedings of the Paleontological Society of Japan 61:183-187

Belongs to Balaenopteridae according to C.-H. Tsai and R. W. Boessenecker 2017

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, 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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chutung, which is in a Zanclean estuary/bay mudstone/sandstone in the Cholan Formation of Taiwan

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder