Balaenoptera omurai Wada 2003 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Alternative combination: Rorqualus omurai

Full reference: S. Wada. 2003. A newly discovered species of living baleen whale. Nature 426:278-281

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Hassanin et al. 2012, Marx 2011, Mead and Brownell 2005, Tsai et al. 2014 and Wada 2003

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

Type specimen: NSMT-M32505, an other

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Tsunoshima Island (Quaternary of Japan)

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