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Balaenoptera brydei Olsen 1913 (Bryde's whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 81903

Alternative combination: Balaenoptera edeni brydei

Belongs to Balaenoptera according to C.-H. Tsai et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera andrejewi, Balaenoptera bertae, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera cephalus, Balaenoptera davidsonii, Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera fasciata, Balaenoptera grimmi, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera omurai, Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenoptera ryani, Balaenoptera siberi, Balaenoptera sursiplana, Physalus patachonicus

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 359.9, radius length 578.6, skull 3023.4 x 1513.6

Estimated body mass: 30.5 tons based on humerus length and radius length