Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède 1804 (minke whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative combination: Pterobalaena acutorostrata

Synonyms: Balaena rostrata Fabricius 1780, Balaenoptera rostrata Fabricius 1780, Physalus (Rorqualus) boops Cuvier 1836, Pterobalaena minor Eschricht 1849, Rorqualus boops Cuvier 1836, Rorqualus minor Hamilton 1837, Rorqualus rostratus Fabricius 1780, Sibbaldius mondinii Capellini 1877

Full reference: B. Lacépède. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

Belongs to Balaenoptera according to P. Gol'din and M. E. Steeman 2015

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Capellini 1877, Cuvier 1836, Cuvier 1836, De Kay 1842, Flower 1865, Gray 1846, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hassanin et al. 2012, Hershkovitz 1966, Lacépède 1804, Marx 2011, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Mead and Brownell 2005, Nilsson 1847, Oliver 1922, Pilleri 1987, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sherman 1952, Trouessart 1904, Tsai and Boessenecker 2017, Tsai et al. 2014, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880, Vidal 1991 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

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

Type specimens:

  • Balaenoptera acutorostrata: Its type locality is Cherbourg, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in France
  • Balaena rostrata:
  • Pterobalaena minor:
  • Rorqualus boops:
  • Rorqualus minor:
  • Sibbaldius mondinii:

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: New Brunswick collection), Chile (1), Denmark (4), France (1), Japan (1), New Caledonia (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), United States (3: Alaska, California, Oregon)

• Pliocene of Italy (5), Japan (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

Total: 21 collections including 22 occurrences

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