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Balaena Linnaeus 1758 (bowhead whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti - Balaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36676

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Lars Salvius, Stockholm)

Parent taxon: Balaenidae according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Balaena dubia, Balaena etrusca, Balaena paronai, Balaena primigenius, Balaenella, Balaenina, Balaeninae, Balaenotus, Balaenula, Balaenula praediolensis, Eubalaena, Eucetites, Idiocetus, Morenocetus, Peripolocetus

Subtaxa: Balaena affinis, Balaena arcuata, Balaena balsami, Balaena dubusi, Balaena forsythmajori, Balaena larteti, Balaena macrocephalus, Balaena molassica, Balaena montalionis, Balaena mysticetus, Balaena pampaea, Balaena ricei, Balaena simpsoni, Balaena tannenbergii, Balaena vulgaris

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder