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Balaenidae (right whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenidae

Taxonomy
Balaenidae was named by Gray (1821). It is extant.

It was assigned to Carnivorae by Gray (1821); to Cetae by Gray (1825); to Cete by Gray (1846), Bonaparte (1849), Gray (1850) and Bonaparte (1850); to Mysticete by Gill (1873); to Balaenoidorum by Brandt (1874); to Mystacoceta by Ameghino (1889) and Ameghino (1894); to Mysticete by Gray (1866), Gill (1871) and Hay (1902); to Mysticoceti by Case (1904); to Balaenoidae by Hay (1930); to Mystacoceti by Flower (1867), Flower (1883), Lydekker (1887), Cope (1889), Flower and Lydekker (1891), Weber (1904), Turner (1912), Abel (1914), Abel (1919), Weber (1928) and Van Deinse (1931); to Cetacea by De Kay (1842), Bronn (1853), Pictet (1853), Newton (1891) and Nowak (1991); to Mysticeti by Bouetel and Muizon (2006); to Mysticeti by Scammon and Cope (1869), Gray (1870), Cope (1890), Miller (1923), Zittel (1925), Kellogg (1928), Simpson (1945), Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott (1951), Fraser and Purves (1960), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Barnes et al. (1985), Carroll (1988), Benton (1993), Fordyce and Barnes (1994), Fordyce et al. (1995), Cozzuol (1996), McKenna and Bell (1997), Bergqvist et al. (1999), Fordyce and de Muizon (2001), Rice (2002), Fordyce (2003), Mead and Brownell (2005), Bisconti (2005), Whitmore and Kaltenbach (2008), Uhen et al. (2008) and Fordyce and Roberts (2009); to Mysticeti by Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008) and Canto et al. (2010); to Chaeomysticeti by Rice (1998), Marx and Fordyce (2015), Boessenecker and Fordyce (2015) and Marx et al. (2016); to Balaenomorpha by Geisler et al. (2011), Marx et al. (2016), Berta (2017) and Field et al. (2017); to Balaenoidea by Flower (1865), Gray (1868), Mitchell (1989), Sanders and Barnes (2002), Geisler and Sanders (2003), Bisconti (2003), Gingerich (2005), Bianucci and Landini (2007), Steeman (2007), Bisconti (2008), Rice (2009), Ekdale et al. (2011), Churchill et al. (2012), Bisconti (2014) and Bisconti et al. (2017); and to Chaeomysticeti by Buono et al. (2017).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1821Balaenidae Gray p. 310
1825Balaenidae Gray p. 340
1842Balaenidae De Kay p. 123
1846Balaenidae Gray p. 15
1849Balaenidae Bonaparte p. 618
1850Balaenidae Bonaparte p. 1
1850Balaenidae Gray p. 1
1853Balaenidae Bronn p. 754
1853Balaenidae Pictet p. 386
1858Balaena dubia Bravard p. 62
1865Balaenidae Flower p. 389
1866Balaenidae Gray p. 61
1867Balaenidae Flower p. 115
1868Balaenidae Gray p. 1
1869Balaenidae Scammon and Cope p. 14
1870Balaenidae Gray p. 195
1871Balaenidae Gill p. 124
1872Balaena etrusca Capellini
1872Balaena primigenius Van Beneden p. 9
1873Balaena etrusca Capellini p. 324
1873Balaenidae Gill p. 27
1874Balaenidae Brandt p. I
1874Balaena primigenius Vanden Broeck p. 198
1880Balaena dubia Gervais and Ameghino p. 224
1882Paleobalaena dubia Doering p. 455
1883Balaenidae Flower p. 184
1885Balaena dubia Burmeister p. 145
1887Balaenidae Lydekker p. 16
1887Balaena primigenia Lydekker p. 20
1889Balaenidae Ameghino p. 888
1889Balaena dubia Ameghino p. 889
1889Balaenidae Cope p. 876
1890Balaenidae Cope p. 611
1891Balaenidae Flower and Lydekker
1891Balaenidae Newton p. 57
1891Balaena primigenia Newton p. 58
1894Balaenidae Ameghino p. 436
1898Balaena etrusca Trouessart p. 1089
1898Balaena primigenia Trouessart p. 1089
1900Balaena paronai Del Prato
1901Balaena primigenius Abel p. 42
1901Eucetites Ameghino p. 80
1901Eucetites juliensis Ameghino p. 80
1902Balaena etrusca Capellini p. 764
1902Balaenidae Hay p. 598
1904Balaenidae Case p. 34
1904Balaenoptera definata dubia Trouessart p. 784
1904Balaena etrusca Trouessart p. 787
1904Balaena primigenia Trouessart p. 787
1904Balaenidae Weber p. 574
1912Balaenidae Turner p. 21
1914Balaenidae Abel p. 221
1919Balaenidae Abel p. 762
1922Balaena primigenia Osborn p. 437
1923Balaenidae Miller p. 40
1925Balaenidae Zittel p. 88
1928Balaenidae Kellogg p. 35 figs. Table 1
1928Balaenidae Weber p. 389
1930Balaenidae Hay p. 576
1931Balaenidae Van Deinse p. 33
1935Balaena primigenia Van Deinse p. 298
1941Balaena belgica Abel
1945Balaenidae Simpson p. 105
1951Balaenidae Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott p. 717
1960Balaenidae Fraser and Purves p. 112 figs. Figure 26
1963Balaenidae Scheffer and Rice p. 9
1985Balaenidae Barnes et al. p. 26
1987Balaena etrusca Pilleri p. 70
1988Balaenidae Carroll
1989Balaenidae Mitchell p. 2232
1991Balaenidae Nowak
1993Balaenidae Benton p. 762
1993Balaena etrusca McLeod et al. p. 55
1993Balaena primigenia McLeod et al. p. 55
1993Balaenula belgica McLeod et al. p. 55
1994Balaenidae Fordyce and Barnes p. 428 figs. Table 1
1995Balaenidae Fordyce et al. p. 379
1996Balaenidae Cozzuol p. 324
1997Balaenidae McKenna and Bell p. 378
1998Balaenidae Rice
1999Balaenidae Bergqvist et al. p. 31
2001Balaenidae Fordyce and de Muizon p. 176
2002Balaenidae Rice p. 231 figs. Table 1
2002Balaenidae Sanders and Barnes p. 353
2003Balaenidae Bisconti p. 15
2003Eubalaena belgica Bisconti pp. 34-35
2003Balaenidae Fordyce p. 156 figs. Figure 9.1
2003Balaenidae Geisler and Sanders p. 27
2005Balaenidae Bisconti p. 796
2005Balaenidae Gingerich p. 237 figs. Table 15.1
2005Balaenidae Mead and Brownell p. 723
2006Balaenidae Bouetel and Muizon p. 386
2007Balaenidae Bianucci and Landini p. 45 figs. Table 2.1
2007Balaenidae Steeman p. 880
2008Balaenidae Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 4.3
2008Balaenidae Bisconti p. 173 figs. Figure 10
2008Balaenidae Uhen et al. p. 617
2008Balaenidae Whitmore and Kaltenbach p. 253
2009Balaenidae Fordyce and Roberts p. 553
2009Balaenidae Rice p. 235 figs. Table 1
2010Balaenidae Canto et al. p. 21
2011Balaenidae Ekdale et al. p. 39
2011Balaenidae Geisler et al. p. 6 figs. Table 1
2012Balaenidae Churchill et al. p. 12
2012Eubalaena belgica Churchill et al. p. 20
2014Balaenidae Bisconti figs. Figure 4
2014Balaena etrusca Cioppi p. 87
2015Balaenidae Boessenecker and Fordyce figs. Table 1
2015Balaenidae Marx and Fordyce p. 4 figs. Figure 2
2015Eubalaena belgica Marx and Fordyce p. 4 figs. Figure 2
2016Balaenidae Marx et al. p. 22 figs. Figure 10
2016Balaenidae Marx et al. p. 108
2017Balaenidae Berta p. 167
2017Balaenidae Bisconti et al. p. 7
2017Balaenidae Buono et al. p. 11
2017Balaenidae Field et al.
2017Eubalaena belgica Field et al.

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

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