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Megaptera novaeangliae Brisson 1762 (humpback whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 70685

Alternative combination: Balaena novaeangliae

Synonyms: Balaena allamack Gray 1846 (no. 112961), Balaena atlanticus Hurdis 1897 (no. 112969), Balaena boops Fabricius 1780 (no. 92136), Balaena lalandii Fischer 1829 (no. 112958), Balaena longimana Rudolphi 1832 (no. 70686), Balaena longipinna Gray 1846 [objective synonym] (no. 93996), Balaena nodosa Bonnaterre 1789 (no. 92024), Balaenoptera antarctica Temminck 1841 (no. 70688), Balaenoptera astrolabae Pucheran 1853 (no. 112962), Balaenoptera capensis Smith 1835 (no. 112959), Balaenoptera leucopteron Lesson 1842 (no. 112960), Balaenoptera syncondylus Muller 1863 (no. 112963), Kyphobalaena keporkak Van Beneden 1868 (no. 92138), Megaptera americana Gray 1846 (no. 100484), Megaptera antarctica Temminck 1841 (no. 70689), Megaptera bellicosa Cope 1871 (no. 112967), Megaptera boops Fabricius 1780 (no. 92137), Megaptera braziliensis Cope 1867 (no. 112966), Megaptera burmeisteri Gray 1866 (no. 69867), Megaptera gigas Cope 1865 (no. 112964), Megaptera indica Gervais 1883 (no. 112968), Megaptera kusira Gray 1850 (no. 146684), Megaptera kuzira Gray 1850 (no. 100485), Megaptera lalandii Gray 1864 (no. 92142), Megaptera longimana Rudolphi 1832 (no. 70687), Megaptera longipinna Gray 1846 [objective synonym] (no. 93997), Megaptera nodosa Bonnaterre 1789 (no. 92027), Megaptera nodosa bellicosa Cope 1871 (no. 146680), Megaptera nodosa novaezelandiae Gray 1864 (no. 146681), Megaptera nodosa osphyia Cope 1865 (no. 146678), Megaptera novaezealandiae Gray 1864 (no. 200346), Megaptera novaezelandiae Gray 1864 (no. 100483), Megaptera osphyia Cope 1865 (no. 112965), Megaptera poeskop Gray 1846 (no. 70684), Megaptera versabilis Cope 1869 (no. 70699), Physalus antarcticus Temminck 1841 (no. 102355), Poescopia lalandii Gray 1866 (no. 92145), Rorqualus antarcticus Cuvier 1836 (no. 92143)

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Belongs to Megaptera according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Megaptera brachychira, Megaptera hubachi, Megaptera miocaena, Megaptera mysticetoides

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 607.9, radius length 914.0, scapula length 913.0, skull 2417.9 x 1514.1, ulna length 762.0

Estimated body mass: 134.1 tons based on humerus length, radius length, and ulna length