Megaptera brachychira Cope 1868 (humpback whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. [New cetaceans from the Miocene of Maryland]. The American Naturalist 2(3):166

Belongs to Megaptera according to O. P. Hay 1930

See also Cope 1868, Ruschenberger and Tryon 1876 and Ruschenberger and Tyron 1879

Sister taxa: Megaptera hubachi, Megaptera miocaena, Megaptera mysticetoides, Megaptera novaeangliae

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Megaptera brachychira in the database

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