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Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale underwater shot
Humpback Whale underwater
Humpback 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: Megaptera
Species: M. novaeangliae
Binomial name
Megaptera novaeangliae
(Borowski, 1781)
Humpback whale range
Range of M. novaeangliae
Synonyms
  • Balaena gibbosa Erxleben, 1777
  • B. boops Fabricius, 1780
  • B. nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789
  • B. longimana Rudolphi, 1832
  • Megaptera longimana Gray, 1846
  • Kyphobalaena longimana Van Beneden, 1861
  • Megaptera versabilis Cope, 1869

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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). Megaptera novaeangliae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 June 2008.

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