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Bryde's Whale
Brydes whale
Adult Bryde's Whale
Brydes whale size-2
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Clade: Cetancodontamorpha
Suborder: Whippomorpha
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Balaenopteridae
Genus: Balaenoptera
Species: B. brydei
Binomial name
Balaenoptera brydei
Anderson, 1879
Brydes whale range
Range of B. brydei

Other names

Eden's Whale was once known as a separate species; however, it has recently been merged to becoming a subspecies of this species.

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References

  1. ^ Reilly, S.B., Bannister, J.L., Best, P.B., Brown, M., Brownell Jr., R.L., Butterworth, D.S., Clapham, P.J., Cooke, J., Donovan, G.P., Urbán, J. & Zerbini, A.N. (2008). Balaenoptera musculus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2011.

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