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Balaenopteridae (rorquals)


Wikipedia Abstract

Balaenoptera, from the Latin balaena (whale) and pteron (fin), is a genus of Balaenopteridae, the rorquals, and contains eight extant species. The species Balaenoptera omurai was published in 2003. Balaenoptera is a diverse genus and comprises all but one of the extant species in its family - the other species is the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae. This genus is known in the fossil records from the Neogene to the Quaternary (age range: from 13.65 to 0.0 million years ago).
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Archaebalaenoptera (1)
Balaenoptera (rorquals) (17)   (2)
Diunatans (1)
Eobalaenoptera (1)
Fragilicetus (1)
Idiocetus (1)
Megaptera (humpback whale) (4)
Notiocetus (2)
Parabalaenoptera (1)
Plesiobalaenoptera (1)
Plesiocetus (11)
Praemegaptera (1)
Protororqualus (1)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0