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Parabalaenoptera baulinensis Zeigler et al. 1997 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

Full reference: C. V. Zeigler, G. L. Chan, and L. G. Barnes. 1997. A new late Miocene balaenopterid whale (Cetacea: Mysticeti), Parabalaenoptera baulinensis, (new genus and species) from the Santa Cruz Mudstone, Point Reyes Peninsula, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 50(4):115-138

Belongs to Parabalaenoptera according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CASG 66660, a partial skull. Its type locality is Balinas Point, which is in a Messinian marine mudstone in the Santa Cruz Mudstone Formation of California.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): skull 2240.0 x 980.0