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Eubalaena australis Desmoulins 1822 (right whale)

Osteichthyes - Balaenoidea - Balaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 67679

Alternative combinations: Balaena australis, Eubalaena glacialis australis

Synonyms: Balaena antarctica Lesson 1828 (no. 70683), Balaena antipodarum Gray 1843 (no. 129207)

Full reference: A. Desmoulins. 1822. Baleine. Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle 155-165

Belongs to Eubalaena according to M. Bisconti et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Eubalaena glacialis, Eubalaena ianitrix, Eubalaena japonica, Eubalaena shinshuensis

Type specimens:

  • Eubalaena australis: MNHM unnumbered specimen, a skeleton. Its type locality is Cape of Good Hope, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in South Africa.
  • Balaena antarctica:
  • Balaena antipodarum:

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder