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Balaenoptera Lacepede 1804 (right whale)

Osteichthyes - Balaenoidea - Balaenidae

Alternative spelling: Balaena (Balaenoptera)

Invalid subtaxa: Balaenoptera andrejewi Anonymous 1888 [nomen nudum], Balaenoptera grimmi Anonymous 1888 [nomen nudum], Benedenia Gray 1864, Cuvierius Gray 1866, Mysticetus Wagler 1830, Physalis Fleming 1822, Physalus Gray 1821 [objective synonym], Rudolphius Gray 1866, Sibbaldius Flower 1865, Sibbaldius (Rudolphius) Gray 1866, Sibbaldus Flower 1865, Swinhoia Gray 1868

Full reference: C. Lacepede. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees 1-329

Parent taxon: Balaenidae according to E. D. Cope 1895

Sister taxa: Balaena, Balaenella, Balaenina, Balaeninae, Balaenotus, Balaenula, Eubalaena, Idiocetus, Morenocetus, Siphonocetus, Tretulias, Ulias

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

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder