Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenidae

136978  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136978)

accepted
Family
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus antarcticus Schlegel, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus arctica Schlegel, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus borealis Lesson, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus groenlandica Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus islandica Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus major Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus pitlekajensis Malm, 1883 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus roysii Dall, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena agamachschik Cope, 1868 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mangidach Chamisso, 1825 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena albicans Muller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena aleoutiensis Van Beneden, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena allamack Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena alutiensis Beddard, 1900 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena ampullata Forster, 1770 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770) (basionym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena antarctica Lesson, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena antarctica Temminck, 1840 or 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena antipodarum Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaperea marginata (Gray, 1846) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena antipodarum Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena antipodum Gray, 1843 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena antiquorum Fischer, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena atlanticus Hurdis, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena australis Desmoulins, 1822 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena australis Flower, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena biscayensis Eschricht, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena boops Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena boops Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena boops Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena borealis Fischer, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena capensis Gray, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena cisarctica Cope, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena culammak Gray, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena cullamach Cope, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena cullamacha Beddard, 1900 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena eubalaena Gray, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena euskariensis Real, 1890 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena gibbosa Erxleben, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena gibbosa Gray, 1843 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena gibbosa Cope, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena glacialis Mueller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena glacialis Bonnaterre, 1789 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena glacialis Borowski, 1781 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena hectori Gray, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena islandica Gmelin, 1788 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena japonica Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (basionym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena kuliomoch Chamisso, 1825 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena lalandii Fischer, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena longimana Rudolphi, 1832 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena lunulata Lacépède, 1818 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena marginata Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaperea marginata (Gray, 1846) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena maximus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mediterranea Gray, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena microcephala Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena minima Rapp, 1837 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena musculus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena nordcaper Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (basionym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena physalis Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena physalus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena quoyi Fischer, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena rostrata Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena rostrata Mueller, 1776 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena sieboldii Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena sulcata Neill, 1811 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena tarentina Capellini, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena vanbenedeniana Fischer, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena vanbenediana Capellini, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena capensis Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena sieboldii Gray, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalena Scopoli, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBaloena Robineau, 1989 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalibalaena Gray, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHunterius Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHunterus Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiobalaena Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacleayanus Marschall, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacleayius Gray, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The right and bowhead whales are large and...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The right and bowhead whales are large and chunky, with heads that comprise up to one-third of their body length. They lack a dorsal fin or any trace of a dorsal ridge. Overall, they tend to be far less streamlined than other baleen whales. Right and bowhead whales have developed a relatively passive skim-feeding technique, and tend to be slower than other whales. The baleen plates are the longest and have the fines fringes of the four Mysticete families. Viewed in profile, the mouthline is extremely arched and the skull profile is highly convex; all 7 neck vertebrae are fused together. <123> [details]
Perrin, W. (2008). Balaenidae. In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136978 on 2017-12-11

Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
changed
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
checked

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Jefferson, T.A.; Leatherwood, S.; Webber, M.A. (1993). Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species identification guide. FAO: Rome, Italy. ISBN 92-5-103292-0. VIII, 320 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The right and bowhead whales are large and chunky, with heads that comprise up to one-third of their body length. They lack a dorsal fin or any trace of a dorsal ridge. Overall, they tend to be far less streamlined than other baleen whales. Right and bowhead whales have developed a relatively passive skim-feeding technique, and tend to be slower than other whales. The baleen plates are the longest and have the fines fringes of the four Mysticete families. Viewed in profile, the mouthline is extremely arched and the skull profile is highly convex; all 7 neck vertebrae are fused together. <123> [details]
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorright whales and bowhead whales  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorセミクジラ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorretthvalfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrettkvalfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrätvalar  [details]