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Balaenoptera borealis Lesson 1828 (sei whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 70692

Alternative combination: Rorqualus borealis

Synonyms: Balaenoptera iwasi Gray 1846 (no. 70694), Balaenoptera laticeps Gray 1864 (no. 70691), Balaenoptera schlegeli Gray 1864 (no. 146653), Balaenoptera schlegeli swinhoei Gray 1866 (no. 146654), Balaenoptera schlegelii Gray 1864 (no. 102362), Balaenoptera swinhoei Gray 1866 (no. 102659), Physalus iwasi Gray 1846 (no. 102354), Rudolphius laticeps Gray 1864 (no. 102811), Sibbaldius laticeps Gray 1864 (no. 105210), Sibbaldius schlegelii Gray 1864 (no. 102363), Sibbaldius schlegellii Gray 1864 (no. 102812), Sibbaldus laticeps Gray 1864 (no. 102359)

Belongs to Balaenoptera according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera andrejewi, Balaenoptera bertae, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera cephalus, Balaenoptera davidsonii, Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera fasciata, Balaenoptera grimmi, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera omurai, Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenoptera ryani, Balaenoptera siberi, Balaenoptera sursiplana

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera swinhoei alba

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Type specimens:

  • Balaenoptera borealis: Berlin Museum, a skeleton. Its type locality is Gromitz, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Germany.
  • Balaenoptera iwasi:
  • Balaenoptera laticeps:
  • Balaenoptera schlegeli swinhoei:
  • Sibbaldius schlegelii:

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder