Subfamily Balaeninae Flower 1867 (right whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Balaenidae

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1867. Description of the skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and the skull of Pontoporia blainvillii, with remarks on the systematic position of these animals in the Order Cetacea. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6:87-116

Parent taxon: Balaenidae according to F. C. Fraser and P. E. Purves 1960

See also Flower 1867, Hay 1930, Lydekker 1887, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Balaeninae in the database

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