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Balaenoptera borealis (sei whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

Taxonomy
Balaenoptera borealis was named by Lesson (1828). It is extant. Its type specimen is Berlin Museum, a skeleton. Its type locality is Gromitz, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Germany.

It was recombined as Rorqualus borealis by Hamilton (1837), De Kay (1842) and Hassanin et al. (2012); it was synonymized subjectively with Balaenoptera musculus by Hershkovitz (1966).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Balaenoptera borealis Lesson p. 342 figs. Plate 6
1837Rorqualus borealis Hamilton p. 125 figs. Plate 6
1842Rorqualus borealis De Kay p. 131
1846Balaenoptera iwasi Gray p. 20
1846Balaenoptera laticeps Gray p. 20
1850Physalus iwasi Gray p. 42
1864Sibbaldus laticeps Gray p. 222
1864Balaenoptera laticeps Gray p. 223
1864Balaenoptera schlegelii Gray p. 352
1865Sibbaldius laticeps Flower p. 393
1866Physalus iwasi Gray p. 163
1866Sibbaldius schlegelii Gray p. 171
1866Sibbaldus laticeps Gray p. 171
1866Balaenoptera swinhoei Gray p. 382
1868Rudolphius laticeps Gray p. 3
1868Sibbaldius schlegellii Gray p. 3
1887Balaenoptera borealis Lydekker p. 38
1904Balaenoptera borealis Trouessart p. 783
1904Balaenoptera schlegeli Trouessart p. 783
1904Balaenoptera schlegeli swinhoei Trouessart p. 783
1912Balaenoptera borealis Turner p. 57
1922Balaenoptera borealis Oliver p. 562
1950Balaenoptera borealis Junge p. 24
1952Balaenoptera borealis Sherman p. 99
1963Balaenoptera borealis Scheffer and Rice p. 9
1977Balaenoptera borealis Barnes p. 323 figs. Table 1
1998Balaenoptera borealis Rice p. 75
2005Balaenoptera borealis Mead and Brownell p. 724
2008Balaenoptera borealis Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2011Balaenoptera borealis Marx p. 83 figs. Figure 2
2012Rorqualus borealis Hassanin et al. p. 43 figs. Fig. 1
2014Balaenoptera borealis Tsai et al. p. 86
2015Balaenoptera borealis Marx and Fordyce p. 4 figs. Figure 2

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Mysticeti()
Chaeomysticeti()
Plicogulae
superfamilyBalaenopteroidea
familyBalaenopteridae
genusBalaenoptera
speciesborealisLesson 1828

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