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Balaenoptera Lacepede 1804 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

Alternative spelling: Balaena (Balaenoptera)

Invalid subtaxa: Balaenoptera andrejewi Anonymous 1888 [nomen nudum], Balaenoptera borealina Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera definata sibbaldina Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera emarginata rostratella Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera grimmi Anonymous 1888 [nomen nudum], Balaenoptera rostratella Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera sibbaldina Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera siberi Pilleri 1989 [invalid subgroup], 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: Balaenopteridae according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Diunatans, Eschrichtiinae, Megaptera, Megapterinae, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus, Pterobalaena, Rorqualus

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera brevicauda, Balaenoptera cephalus, Balaenoptera davidsonii, Balaenoptera fasciata, Balaenoptera floridana, Balaenoptera minutis, Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenoptera ryani, Balaenoptera sursiplana, Balaenoptera taiwanica

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder