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Balaenoptera (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

Taxonomy
Balaenoptera was named by Lacépède (1804) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-u R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Balaena (Balaenoptera) by Reichenbach (1846).

It was assigned to Balaenina by Gray (1825); to Balaena by Reichenbach (1846); to Balaenidae by Gray (1846), Gray (1850), Gray (1863), Cope (1868), Scammon and Cope (1869), Ameghino (1889), Cope (1890), Newton (1891), Cope (1895), Hay (1902), Palmer (1904) and Case (1904); to Mysticeti by Deperet (1887) and True (1912); to Cetacea by Sepkoski (2002); to Balaenopterinae by Flower (1865), Flower (1867), Gill (1871), Brandt (1873), Brandt (1874), Lydekker (1887), Trouessart (1898), Trouessart (1904), Miller (1923), Hay (1930), Fraser and Purves (1960), Vidal (1991), McKenna and Bell (1997), Rice (1998), Bergqvist et al. (1999), Bouetel and Muizon (2006) and Bisconti (2008); and to Balaenopteridae by Gray (1864), Gray (1866), Gray (1868), Flores (1895), Turner (1912), Zittel (1925), Kellogg (1928), Weber (1928), Dal Piaz (1929), Kellogg (1944), Simpson (1945), Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott (1951), Sherman (1952), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Barnes (1977), Deméré (1986), Pilleri (1987), Carroll (1988), Tanaka and Taruno (2003), Geisler and Sanders (2003), Mead and Brownell (2005), Deméré et al. (2005), Steeman (2007), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008), Whitmore and Kaltenbach (2008), Uhen et al. (2008), Fordyce and Roberts (2009), Geisler et al. (2011), Ekdale et al. (2011), Gol'din and Steeman (2015), Marx and Fordyce (2015), Boessenecker and Fordyce (2015), Marx et al. (2016) and Berta (2017).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1804Balaenoptera Lacépède
1821Physalus Gray p. 310
1822Physalis Fleming p. 206
1825Balaenoptera Gray p. 340
1825Physalus Gray p. 340
1830Mysticetus Wagler p. 33
1846Balaenoptera Gray p. 18
1846Balaenoptera fasciata Gray p. 20
1846Balaena (Balaenoptera) Reichenbach p. 784
1850Balaenoptera Gray p. 31
1850Physalus Gray p. 34
1863Balaenoptera Gray p. 199
1864Benedenia Gray p. 211
1864Physalus Gray p. 215
1864Sibbaldus Gray p. 222
1864Balaenoptera Gray p. 226
1865Physalus Flower p. 392
1865Sibbaldius Flower p. 392
1865Sibbaldus Flower p. 392 figs. Figures 16-18
1865Balaenoptera Flower p. 393
1866Benedenia Gray p. 135
1866Physalus Gray p. 139
1866Cuvierius Gray p. 164
1866Sibbaldius Gray p. 169
1866Sibbaldius (Rudolphius) Gray p. 170
1866Balaenoptera Gray p. 186
1867Balaenoptera Flower p. 115
1867Physalus Flower p. 115
1867Sibbaldus Flower p. 115
1868Balaenoptera Cope p. 193
1868Sibbaldus Cope p. 193
1868Benedenia Gray p. 2
1868Cuvierius Gray p. 2
1868Physalus Gray p. 2
1868Balaenoptera Gray p. 3
1868Rudolphius Gray p. 3
1868Sibbaldius Gray p. 3
1868Swinhoia Gray p. 3
1869Balaenoptera Scammon and Cope p. 15
1869Sibbaldius Scammon and Cope p. 15
1871Balaenoptera Gill p. 126
1871Physalus Gill p. 126
1871Sibbaldus Gill p. 126
1873Balaenoptera Brandt p. 33
1874Balaenoptera Brandt p. I
1874Stenobalaena Gray p. 305
1887Balaenoptera Deperet p. 273
1887Balaenoptera Lydekker p. 34
1888Balaenoptera andrejewi Anonymous
1888Balaenoptera grimmi Anonymous
1889Balaenoptera Ameghino p. 889
1890Balaenoptera Cope p. 612
1891Balaenoptera Newton p. 61
1895Balaenoptera Cope p. 151
1895Balaenoptera Flores p. 14
1898Balaenoptera Trouessart p. 1077
1902Balaenoptera Hay p. 600
1904Balaenoptera Case p. 54
1904Balaenoptera Palmer p. 132
1904Benedenia Palmer p. 136
1904Mysticetus Palmer p. 444
1904Physalus Palmer p. 536
1904Rudolphius Palmer p. 613
1904Sibbaldus Palmer p. 630
1904Balaenoptera Trouessart p. 782
1904Balaenoptera andrejewi Trouessart p. 783
1904Balaenoptera grimmi Trouessart p. 783
1912Balaenoptera True p. 3
1912Balaenoptera Turner p. 31
1923Balaenoptera Miller p. 40
1923Sibbaldus Miller p. 40
1924Balaenoptera ryani Hanna and McLellan pp. 238-240 figs. 5-9
1925Balaenoptera Zittel p. 88
1928Balaenoptera Kellogg p. 35 figs. Table 1
1928Balaenoptera Weber p. 389
1929Balaenoptera Dal Piaz
1930Balaenoptera Hay p. 574
1930Balaenoptera ryani Hay p. 575
1944Balaenoptera Kellogg p. 459
1945Balaenoptera Simpson p. 105
1945Sibbaldus Simpson p. 105
1951Balaenoptera Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott p. 714
1952Balaenoptera Sherman p. 99
1960Balaenoptera Fraser and Purves p. 112 figs. Figure 26
1963Balaenoptera Scheffer and Rice p. 9
1977Balaenoptera Barnes p. 331
1986Balaenoptera Deméré p. 280
1987Balaenoptera Pilleri p. 77
1988Balaenoptera Carroll
1991Balaenoptera Vidal p. 6
1997Balaenoptera McKenna and Bell p. 377
1998Balaenoptera Rice p. 69
1999Balaenoptera Bergqvist et al. p. 31
2002Balaenoptera Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Balaenoptera Geisler and Sanders p. 27
2003Balaenoptera Tanaka and Taruno p. 4
2005Balaenoptera Deméré et al. p. 105 figs. Table II
2005Balaenoptera Mead and Brownell p. 724
2006Balaenoptera Bouetel and Muizon p. 386
2007Balaenoptera Steeman p. 880
2008Balaenoptera Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2008Balaenoptera Bisconti p. 174
2008Balaenoptera Uhen et al. p. 619
2008Balaenoptera ryani Uhen et al. p. 619
2008Balaenoptera Whitmore and Kaltenbach p. 243
2009Balaenoptera Fordyce and Roberts p. 553
2011Balaenoptera Ekdale et al. p. 39
2011Balaenoptera Geisler et al. p. 6 figs. Table 1
2015Balaenoptera Boessenecker and Fordyce figs. Table 1
2015Balaenoptera Gol'din and Steeman p. 13 figs. Figure 10
2015Balaenoptera Marx and Fordyce p. 4 figs. Figure 2
2016Balaenoptera Marx et al. p. 114
2017Balaenoptera Berta p. 168

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Mysticeti()
Chaeomysticeti()
Plicogulae
superfamilyBalaenopteroidea
familyBalaenopteridae
genusBalaenoptera

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available