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Eschrichtius Gray 1864 (gray whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea - Eschrichtiidae

Alternative spelling: Eschrictius

Synonyms: Agaphelus Cope 1868, Rachianectes Trouessart 1898, Rhachianectes Trouessart 1898

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1864. Notes on the Whalebone-Whales; with a Synopsis of the Species. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:345-353

Parent taxon: Eschrichtiidae according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Archaeschrichtius, Eschrichtioides, Gricetoides

Subtaxa: Cyphonotus, Eschrichtius mysticetoides, Eschrichtius robustus

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Type: Balaenoptera robusta

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder