Eubalaena Gray 1864 (right whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenidae

Synonyms: Halibalaena Gray 1873, Hunterius Flower 1864, Macleayius Gray 1864

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1864. On the Cetacea which have been observed in the seas surrounding the British Islands. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London 1864:195-248

Parent taxon: Balaenidae according to M. Bisconti et al. 2017

See also Barnes 1977, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Bisconti 2003, Boessenecker 2013, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Brandt 1872, Brandt 1873, Churchill et al. 2012, Ekdale et al. 2011, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Field et al. 2017, Flower 1865, Flower 1867, Gill 1871, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Kellogg 1928, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, Mead and Brownell 2005, Miller 1923, Palmer 1904, Pilleri 1987, Scammon and Cope 1869, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Sorbini et al. 2014 and Steeman 2007

Sister taxa: Balaena, Balaena belgica, Balaena dubia, Balaena etrusca, Balaena paronai, Balaena primigenius, Balaenella, Balaenina, Balaeninae, Balaenotus, Balaenula, Eucetites, Idiocetus, Morenocetus, Peripolocetus

Subtaxa: Eubalaena australis Eubalaena glacialis Eubalaena ianitrix Eubalaena japonica Eubalaena shinshuensis

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Brazil (1), Chile (1), Denmark (5), Germany (1), Japan (2), New Zealand (1), Norway (1), South Africa (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Alaska, New Jersey)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Iceland (1), Italy (3), United States (2: California, Florida)

• Neogene of South Pacific (1)

• Miocene of Japan (1), United States (1: California)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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