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Balaenoptera
Fin whale
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Mysticeti
Family: Balaenopteridae
Subfamily: Balaenopterinae
Genus: Balaenoptera
Species

Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Balaenoptera bonaerensis
Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera brydei
Balaenoptera edeni
Balaenoptera floridana
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera omurai
Balaenoptera physalus

Balaenoptera is a genus of Balaenopteridae, the Rorqual whales, and contains eight species. The species Balaenoptera omurai was published in 2003. Balaenoptera is the most diverse genus of its family, the only other member being the Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae.

Taxonomy


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Etymology

From Latin balaena (whale) and Ancient Greek πτερόν (pteron), wing), a reference to the long wing-like side fins of certain whales.

Proper noun

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Balaenoptera

  1. (taxonomy) A taxonomic genus within the family Balaenopteridae — the rorqual whales.
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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Cetartiodactyla
Ordo: Cetacea
Subordo: Mysticeti
Familia: Balaenopteridae
Genus: Balaenoptera
Species: B. acutorostrata - B. bonaerensis - B. borealis - B. brydei - B. edeni - B. musculus - B. omurai - B. physalus

Name

Balaenoptera (Lacépède, 1804)

References

  • Balaenoptera on Mammal Species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Furchenwale
English: Rorquals
Español: Rorcual
日本語: ナガスクジラ属
Português: Rorqual
中文: 须鲸科

Simple English

Balaenoptera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Mysticeti
Family: Balaenopteridae
Subfamily: Balaenopterinae
Genus: Balaenoptera
Species

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Balaenoptera is the largest genus of the Rorqual whales, containing eight species, including the recently discovered Balaenoptera omurai in 2003. The only rorqual whale which is currently not classified as a member of the genus Balaenoptera is the Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae.


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