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Sei Whale
Sei whale
Sei Whale mother and calf
Sei 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. borealis
Binomial name
Balaenoptera borealis
Lesson, 1828
Sei whale range
Range of B. physalus
Synonyms
  • Balaena rostrata Rudolphi, 1822
  • Balaenoptera laticeps Gray, 1846
  • Sibbaldius laticeps Flower, 1864
  • Physalus laticeps Flower, 1864
  • Rudolphius laticeps Gray, 1868

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

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