Balaenoptera davidsonii Cope 1872 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative combinations: Balaenoptera davidsoni, Cetotherium davidsonii, Eschrichtius davidsonii

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1872. On an extinct whale from California. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1872:29-30

Belongs to Balaenoptera according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

See also Barnes and McLeod 1984, Cope 1890, Cope 1896, Deméré 1986, Deméré et al. 2005, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Mead and Brownell 2005 and Trouessart 1904

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

Type specimen: ANSP 12922, a mandible (partial left dentary). Its type locality is Cabrillo Canyon, which is in a Piacenzian offshore shelf horizon in the San Diego Formation of California.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (3: California collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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