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Balaena mysticetus (bowhead whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenidae

Taxonomy
Balaena mysticetus was named by Linnaeus (1758) [No type specimen designated, no type locality (Linnaeus, 1758). ]. It is extant.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus p. 75
1762Balaena vulgaris Brisson p. 218
1804Balaena mysticetus Lacépède p. 1
1842Balaena mysticetus De Kay p. 124
1846Balaena mysticetus Gray p. 15
1847Balaena prisca Nilsson
1847Balaena mysticetus Nilsson p. 642
1850Balaena mysticetus Gray p. 12
1864Balaena mysticetus Gray p. 199
1865Balaena mysticetus Flower p. 394
1866Balaena mysticetus Gray p. 81
1868Balaena mysticetus Gray p. 1
1869Balaena mysticetus Scammon and Cope p. 15
1887Balaena mysticetus Lydekker p. 16
1904Balaena mysticetus Trouessart p. 787
1911Balaena mysticetus Thomas p. 155
1912Balaena mysticetus Turner p. 21
1966Balaena mysticetus Hershkovitz p. 193
1998Balaena mysticetus Rice p. 64
2003Balaena mysticetus Bisconti p. 15
2005Balaena mysticetus Mead and Brownell p. 723
2006Balaena mysticetus Bouetel and Muizon p. 387
2008Balaena mysticetus Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2008Balaena mysticetus Uhen et al. p. 618
2009Balaena mysticetus Bisconti p. 153
2011Balaena mysticetus Marx p. 83 figs. Figure 2
2014Balaena mysticetus Tsai et al. p. 87
2015Balaena mysticetus Gol'din and Steeman p. 13 figs. Figure 10
2015Balaena mysticetus 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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderMysticeti
Chaeomysticeti()
familyBalaenidae
genusBalaena
speciesmysticetus

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