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Balaenoptera Lacepede and Lacepede 1804 (rorqual)

Osteichthyes - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36678

Alternative spelling: Balaena (Balaenoptera)

Synonyms: Benedenia Gray 1864 (no. 68909), Cuvierius Gray 1866 (no. 102356), Mysticetus Wagler 1830 (no. 92028), Physalis Fleming 1822 (no. 92029), Physalus Gray 1821 [objective synonym] (no. 68911), Rudolphius Gray 1866 (no. 105204), Sibbaldius Flower 1865 (no. 89191), Sibbaldius (Rudolphius) Gray 1866 (no. 102810), Sibbaldus Flower 1865 (no. 63600), Stenobalaena Gray 1874 (no. 200354), Swinhoia Gray 1868 (no. 102813)

Full reference: B. Lacepede and Lacepede. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

Parent taxon: Balaenopteridae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Diunatans, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megaptera hubachi, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus, Pterobalaena, Rorqualus

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera andrejewi, Balaenoptera bertae, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera brevicauda, Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera cephalus, Balaenoptera davidsonii, Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera fasciata, Balaenoptera grimmi, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera omurai, Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenoptera ryani, Balaenoptera siberi, Balaenoptera sursiplana, Balaenoptera taiwanica

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder