Megaptera hubachi Dathe 1983 (humpback whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative combination: Balaenoptera hubachi

Full reference: F. Dathe. 1983. Megaptera hubachi n. sp., ein fossiler Bartenwal aus marinen Sandsteinschichten des tieferen Pliozaens Chiles. Zeitschrift fuer Geologische Wissenschaften 11(7):813-848

Belongs to Megaptera according to G. T. Lloyd and G. J. Slater 2018

See also Bisconti 2010, Dathe 1983, Deméré et al. 2005, Hampe and Baszio 2010, Marx 2011, Marx and Fordyce 2015 and Tsai and Boessenecker 2017

Sister taxa: Megaptera brachychira, Megaptera mysticetoides, Megaptera novaeangliae

Type specimen: MB Ma 28570, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton with damaged portions of cranium, rostrum, and mandibles, and associated axial skeleton and pectoral elements). Its type locality is Bahia de Guayacan, which is in a Zanclean slope horizon in the Coquimbo Formation of Chile.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Chile (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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