Balaenoptera Lacépède 1804 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Alternative spelling: Balaena (Balaenoptera)

Synonyms: Benedenia Gray 1864, Cuvierius Gray 1866, Mysticetus Wagler 1830, Physalis Fleming 1822, Physalus Gray 1821 [objective synonym], Physalus (Rorqualus) Cuvier 1836, Pterobalaena Eschricht 1849, Rorqualus Cuvier 1836, Rudolphius Gray 1866, Sibbaldius Flower 1865, Sibbaldius (Rudolphius) Gray 1866, Sibbaldus Flower 1865, Stenobalaena Gray 1874, Swinhoia Gray 1868

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

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Ameghino 1889, Barnes 1977, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Berta 2017, Bisconti 2008, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Brandt 1873, Brandt 1874, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1867, Cope 1868, Cope 1890, Cope 1895, Dal Piaz 1929, De Kay 1842, Deméré 1986, Deméré et al. 2005, Deperet 1887, Ekdale et al. 2011, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flores 1895, Flower 1865, Flower 1867, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Gray 1821, Gray 1825, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1863, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hassanin et al. 2012, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Hector 1875, Hershkovitz 1966, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1944, Lydekker 1887, Marx and Fordyce 2015, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Miller 1923, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Pictet 1853, Pilleri 1987, Rice 1998, Scammon and Cope 1869, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Tanaka and Taruno 2003, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenoptera taiwanica, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Delphinus brachyspondylus, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Nehalaennia, Notiocetus, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata 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

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Antarctica (1), Brazil (3), Canada (2: New Brunswick, Quebec), Chile (1), China (2), Denmark (9), France (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Greenland (1), Italy (4), Japan (8), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (2), New Caledonia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (7: Alaska, California, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Australia (3), Italy (10), Japan (4), New Zealand (2), Spain (2), United States (13: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (2)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1), United States (1: Massachusetts)

• Neogene of South Pacific (3)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Chile (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), Peru (2), Slovenia (1), United States (7: California, Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 120 collections including 127 occurrences

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