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Eobalaenoptera harrisoni Dooley et al. 2004 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 69579

Full reference: A. C. Dooley, N. C. Fraser, and Z. Luo. 2004. The earliest known member of the rorqual-gray whale clade (Mammalia, Cetacea). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(2):453-463

Belongs to Eobalaenoptera according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: VMNH 742, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Carmel Church Quarry, which is in a Langhian estuary/bay conglomerate/claystone in the Calvert Formation of Virginia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 265.0, radius length 410.0

Estimated body mass: 11.2 tons based on humerus length and radius length