Balaenoptera edeni Anderson 1879 (Eden's whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative combination: Rorqualus edeni

Belongs to Balaenoptera according to F. G. Marx 2011

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Hassanin et al. 2012, Junge 1950, Mead and Brownell 2005, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Tanaka and Taruno 2017, Trouessart 1904, Tsai et al. 2014 and Vidal 1991

Sister taxa: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera andrejewi, Balaenoptera bertae, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera cephalus, Balaenoptera davidsonii, Balaenoptera fasciata, Balaenoptera grimmi, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera omurai, Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenoptera ryani, Balaenoptera siberi, Balaenoptera sursiplana

Type specimen: Its type locality is Thaybyoo Choung, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Myanmar

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Myanmar (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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