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Eubalaena glacialis Muller 1776 (North Atlantic right whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Balaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 80716

Alternative combination: Balaena glacialis

Synonyms: Balaena aleoutiensis Van Beneden 1866 (no. 92140), Balaena biscayensis Eschricht 1860 (no. 80715), Balaena britannica Gray 1870 (no. 119923), Balaena islandica Brisson 1762 (no. 103268), Balaena nordcaper Lacépède 1804 (no. 91895), Balaena sieboldi Gray 1864 (no. 146719), Balaena sieboldii Gray 1864 (no. 70698), Balaena svendenborgii Lilljeborg 1868 (no. 69250), Balaena swedenborgi Lilljeborg 1868 (no. 64859), Balaena swedenborgii Lilljeborg 1868 (no. 137572), Balaena tarentina Capellini 1877 (no. 76761), Eubalaena sieboldii Gray 1864 (no. 92141), Halibalaena britannica Gray 1870 (no. 119924), Hunterius svendenborgii Lilljeborg 1868 (no. 69249), Hunterius swedenborgii Lilljeborg 1868 (no. 102805), Hunterius temminckii Gray 1864 (no. 100480), Macleayius australiensis Gray 1866 (no. 102807)

Belongs to Eubalaena according to P. Gol'din and M. E. Steeman 2015

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

Subtaxa: Balaena glacialis lamanoni, Eubalaena glacialis glacialis

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Type specimens:

  • Eubalaena glacialis: Its type locality is North Cape, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Norway
  • Balaena aleoutiensis:
  • Balaena biscayensis:
  • Balaena islandica:
  • Balaena nordcaper:
  • Balaena swedenborgi:
  • Balaena tarentina:
  • Eubalaena sieboldii:
  • Halibalaena britannica:
  • Hunterius temminckii:
  • Macleayius australiensis:

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 538.0, scapula length 925.0

Estimated body mass: 73.6 tons based on humerus length