Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenopteridae Gray, 1864

136979  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136979)

accepted
Family
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera omurai Wada, Oishi & Yamada, 2003
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera andrejewi Author?, 1888 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera caerulescens Lacépède, 1818 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera grimmi Author?, 1888 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera maculata Lacépède, 1818 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera nigra Lacépède, 1818 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera punctulata Lacépède, 1819 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera sulcata represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera sulcata arctica Schlegel, 1841
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acuturostrata Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (lapsus calami)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera alba Giglioli, 1870 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera antarctica Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera antarctica Temminck, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (lapsus for Balaena (not p. 21, pl. 30 (= Megaptera novaeangliae))
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera antarctica Temminck, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera aragous Farines & Carcasonne, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera arctica Temminck, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera astrolabe Pucheran, 1843 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera australis Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera australis Lesson, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera blythii Anderson, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera brasiliensis Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera brydei Olsen, 1913 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878 (Nomen inquirendum)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera capensis A. Smith, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera carolinae Malm, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera davidsoni Scammon, 1872 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera eschrichtius Rasch, 1845 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera gibbar Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera gigas Reinhardt, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera huttoni Gray, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera indica Blyth, 1859 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera intermedia Burmeister, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus intermedia Burmeister, 1872 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera iwasi Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera jubartes Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera laticeps Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera leucopteron Lesson, 1842 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera mediterraneensis Lesson, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera mediterranensis Cabrera, 1961 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera microcephala Gray, 1850 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera miramaris Lahille, 1898 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera patachonica Lahille, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera patachonicus Burmeister, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera patagonica Dabbene, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera quoyii Lonnberg, 1906 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera racovitzai Lahille, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera robusta Lilljeborg, 1861 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861) (basionym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera rorqual Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera rostrata Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera schlegelii Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera schlegellii Dabbene, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera sibbaldi Van Beneden, 1887 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera sibbaldii Flower, 1885 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera swinhoii Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera syncondylus A. Mueller, 1863 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera tenuirostris Sweeting, 1840 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera thalmaha accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera velifera Cope, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenopterinae Gray, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera Gray, 1846
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae australis (Lesson, 1828) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae kuzira (Gray, 1850) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
    » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera americana Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera antarctica Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera australis Lesson, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae australis (Lesson, 1828) (changed to subspecies by Jackson et al. 2014)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera bellicosa Cope, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera boops Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera brasiliensis True, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera braziliensis Cope, 1867 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera burmeisteri Burmeister, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera gigas Cope, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera indica Gervais, 1883 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera kusira Trouessart, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (misspelling)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera kuzira Gray, 1850 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae kuzira (Gray, 1850) (changed to subspecies by Jackson et al. (2014))
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera lalandii Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera longimana Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera longipinna Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera nodosa Lahille, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaezelandiae Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera osphya Mead & Brownell, 2005 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (misspelling)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera osphyia Cope, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera poescop Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera versabilis Cope, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegapterinae Gray, 1864

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaphelus Cope, 1868 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenopteris Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalenoptera Duméril, 1806 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalenopterus Cuvier, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBaloenoptera Cadenat, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (misspelling)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelaenoptera Lahille, 1899 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBenedenia Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoops Gray, 1821 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCatoptera Rafinesque, 1815 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetoptera Rafinesque, 1815 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuvierus Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyphobalaena Marschall, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDactylaena Gray, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDubertus Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaenoptera Aclogue, 1900 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFabricia Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFlowerius Lilljeborg, 1867 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKyphobalaena Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegapterina Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegapterinae Gray, 1864 (basionym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysticetus Wagler, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOgmobalaena Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerqualus Gray, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhylasus Duméril, 1806 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalis Fleming, 1822 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus Gray, 1821 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus antarcticus Hutton, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus antarcticus Gray, 1850 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus australis Gray, 1850 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus brasiliensis Gray, 1850 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus cylindricus Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus dugundii Heddle, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus fasciatus Gray, 1850 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus latirostris Flower, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus patachonicus Burmeister, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus sibbaldii Gray, 1847 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalus verus Billberg, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoescopia Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena gigantea represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena gigantea michrochira Barkos, 1862
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena alba Giglioli, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena communis Van Beneden, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena gigas Reinhardt, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena grypus Munter, 1877 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena minor Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena nana Barkow, 1862 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena pentadactyla Flower, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena schlegeli Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtychocetus Gloger, 1842 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRorqualus F. Cuvier, 1836 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (Synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRudolphius Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSibbaldius Flower, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSibbaldus Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenobalaena Gray, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSwinhoia Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This family contains the larges animals ever...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This family contains the larges animals ever to live; all balaenopteroids have adult body lengths of over 7 m, but some are much larger. The rorquals are streamlined animals (the humpback whale somewhat less than the others), with a series of long pleats extending from the snout tip to as far back as the navel on the ventral surface. Balaenopterids are fast and active lunge feeders; their morphology allows them to open their jaws very widely and distend their throats to take in huge mouthfuls of water during feeding. The baleen plates are of moderate length and fringe fineness. Density and fringe diameter vary among species, and along with plate number and width to length ratio, are diagnostic characters. Rorquals have dorsal fins (varying in size and shape) set beyond the midpoint of the back. The upper jaw has a relatively flat profile, a feature reflecting the structure of the skull. Within a given feature, differences among balaenopterids are often subtle variations on a theme, rather than class distinctions. Therefore, information on many features may be needed to distringuiish among them and reliance on a single character for identification is discouraged. <123> [details]
Perrin, W. (2009). Balaenopteridae Gray, 1864. In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136979 on 2017-12-16

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
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2009-03-09 09:18:36Z
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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]   
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This family contains the larges animals ever to live; all balaenopteroids have adult body lengths of over 7 m, but some are much larger. The rorquals are streamlined animals (the humpback whale somewhat less than the others), with a series of long pleats extending from the snout tip to as far back as the navel on the ventral surface. Balaenopterids are fast and active lunge feeders; their morphology allows them to open their jaws very widely and distend their throats to take in huge mouthfuls of water during feeding. The baleen plates are of moderate length and fringe fineness. Density and fringe diameter vary among species, and along with plate number and width to length ratio, are diagnostic characters. Rorquals have dorsal fins (varying in size and shape) set beyond the midpoint of the back. The upper jaw has a relatively flat profile, a feature reflecting the structure of the skull. Within a given feature, differences among balaenopterids are often subtle variations on a theme, rather than class distinctions. Therefore, information on many features may be needed to distringuiish among them and reliance on a single character for identification is discouraged. <123> [details]
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Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvinvissen  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrorquals  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorナガスクジラ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinnhvalfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinnkvalfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfenvalar  [details]