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Common Minke Whale
Common minke whale
Lithography by Bocourt
Common minke 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. acutorostrata
Binomial name
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Lacepede, 1804
Common minke whale range
Range of B. acutorostrata
Synonyms
  • Balaena rostrata Fabricius, 1780
  • Rorqualus boops F. Cuvier, 1836
  • Balaena minima Rapp, 1837
  • Balaenoptera eschrichtii Rasch, 1845
  • Pterobalaena minor Eschricht, 1849
  • Agaphelus gibbosus Cope, 1868
  • Balaenoptera davidsoni Scammon, 1872
  • Sibbaldius mondinii Capellini, 1877

Other names

Also known as the Northern Minke Whale.

Description

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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 acutorostrata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 October 2008.

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