Balaenidae

Balaenidae[1]
Temporal range: Late Miocene to present
Right whale size.svg
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Infraorder:Cetacea
Parvorder:Mysticeti
Family:Balaenidae
Gray, 1821
Genera

Balaena
Eubalaena
Balaenella
Balaenula
Balaenotus
Idiocetus
Mesoteras
Morenocetus
Protobalaena

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Range of the Balaenidae species

Balaenidae / is a family of whales of the parvorder Mysticeti that contains two living genera: the right whales (genus Eubalaena), and in a separate genus, the closely related bowhead whale (genus Balaena).[2][3]

Evolutionary history

Baleen whales belong to a monophyletic lineage of Mysticeti. Mysticeti are large filter-feeding cetaceans that also included of largest animals on earth as well as some of the most critically endangered.[4][5] Based on morphology and molecular data, four extant family-level clades are recognized within Mysticeti: Balaenidae (bowhead and right whales), Neobalaenidae (pygmy right whales), Eschirichtiidae (gray whales), and Balaenopteridae (rorquals).[5] Phylogenetic relationships of the mysticeti order remain unclear due to legal and logistical challenges.[5] However, recent morphological analysis, support Balaenidae as a monophyletic group that is the sister group to Neobalaenidae.

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interlingua: Balaenidae
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Latina: Balaenidae
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norsk: Retthvaler
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