Caperea marginata Gray 1846 (pygmy right whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Cetotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Balaena marginata, Neobalaena marginata

Synonyms: Balaena (Caperea) antipodarum Gray 1864, Caperea antipodarum Gray 1864

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

Belongs to Caperea according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Fordyce and Marx 2013, Geisler et al. 2011, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Gray 1873, Hector 1875, Hershkovitz 1966, Marx 2011, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Mead and Brownell 2005, Oliver 1922, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1904, Tsai et al. 2014, Tsai and Fordyce 2015, Turner 1912 and Van Beneden 1872

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Caperea marginata: BMNH 399a, b, c, an other (baleen plates)
  • Balaena (Caperea) antipodarum:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Australia (5), Chile (1), New Zealand (2), South Africa (2)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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