Eubalaena ianitrix Bisconti et al. 2017 (right whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Balaenidae

Full reference: M. Bisconti, O. Lambert, and M. Bosselaers. 2017. Revision of “Balaena” belgica reveals a new right whale species, the possible ancestry of the northern right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, and the ages of divergence for the living right whale species. PeerJ 5:e3464

Belongs to Eubalaena according to M. Bisconti et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Eubalaena australis, Eubalaena glacialis, Eubalaena japonica, Eubalaena shinshuensis

Type specimen: RBINS M879a-f, Reg. 4019, I.G. 8652, a partial skeleton.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Belgium (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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