Eschrichtius Gray 1864 (gray whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Eschrichtiidae

Alternative spelling: Eschrictius

Synonyms: Agaphelus Cope 1868, Rachianectes Trouessart 1898, Rhachianectes Trouessart 1898

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1864. Notes on the Whalebone-Whales; with a Synopsis of the Species. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:345-353

Parent taxon: Eschrichtiidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bisconti 2008, Bisconti and Varola 2006, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, Cope 1867, Cope 1868, Cope 1890, Ekdale et al. 2011, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Garrison et al. 2019, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Kimura et al. 2018, Marx and Fordyce 2015, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Mead and Mitchell 1984, Miller 1923, Palmer 1904, Rice 1998, Scammon and Cope 1869, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Steeman 2007, Trouessart 1904, Tsai and Boessenecker 2015, Tsai et al. 2014, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991 and Weber 1928

Sister taxa: Archaeschrichtius, Eschrichtioides, Gricetoides

Subtaxa: Cyphonotus Eschrichtius akishimaensis Eschrichtius mysticetoides Eschrichtius robustus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), Japan (3), the Netherlands (3), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), Taiwan (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (18: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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