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Caperea marginata Gray 1846 (pygmy right whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Neobalaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 77391

Alternative combinations: Balaena marginata, Neobalaena marginata

Synonyms: Balaena (Caperea) antipodarum Gray 1864 (no. 93907), Caperea antipodarum Gray 1864 (no. 100481)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

Belongs to Caperea according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Caperea marginata: BMNH 399a, b, c, an other (baleen plates)
  • Balaena (Caperea) antipodarum:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): skull 5182.0 x 483.0