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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenidae 
AphiaID: 136978

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysticeti (Superfamily)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysticeti Flower, 1864
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalanadae Gray, 1821 (synonym)
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorright whales and bowhead whales  [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]
Direct child
taxa (10)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalena Scopoli, 1777 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBaloena Robineau, 1989 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalibalaena Gray, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHunterius Gray, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHunterus Gray, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiobalaena Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacleayanus Marschall, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacleayius Gray, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136978
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z  changed  Claus, Simon
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Balaenidae. In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136978 on 2014-09-21
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