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Balaenoptera Lacepede 1804 (rorqual)

Osteichthyes - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative spelling: Balaena (Balaenoptera)

Invalid subtaxa: Balaenoptera andrejewi 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, Stenobalaena Gray 1874, 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, Balaena definata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Diunatans, Eschrichtiinae, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus, Pterobalaena, Rorqualus

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, 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 sursiplana, Balaenoptera taiwanica

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder