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Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Collector:
J. Carey
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Skull
Partial Skeleton
Photograph
Prep Count:
10
Remarks:
Views of skull and post-cranial bones
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Young
Type Status:
Type
Type Citation:
Cope, E. D. 20 Jul 1869 ["1869 Jul 20"]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 21: 17.
Place:
Sinepuxent Bay, coast near, Worcester, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
1868
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Chordata Mammalia Mammalia Mammalia Cetacea Cetacea Cetacea Balaenopteridae Balaenopteridae Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Balaenoptera physalus tectirostris
Sibbaldius tectirostris Cope, 1869
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : AN005006
Other Number : STR00155
SI Negative Number : 12353.BMP
SI Negative Number : 12298.BMP
SI Negative Number : 12354.BMP
SI Negative Number : 12296
SI Negative Number : 12292
SI Negative Number : 12293
SI Negative Number : 12355
SI Negative Number : 12356
SI Negative Number : 12359
SI Negative Number : 12361
SI Negative Number : 12236
USNM Number:
301635
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Jul 2015
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Balaenoptera physalus

Collector:
G. R. Case
Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus
USNM Number:
PAL314748
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull elements, right periotic, right stapes
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Fin whale - Balaenoptera physalus

Author:
Gambell, R
Type:
Citations
Date:
1985
Topic:
Fin whale
Finback
Distribution
Systematics
Paleontology
Reproductions
Behavior
Feeding - Foraging
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External illustration
External illustration
Parasites
Pathology
Anatomy
Osteology
Coloration
Age
Biochemistry
Natural history
Growth, curve
Genetics
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenopteridae--Balaenoptera--physalus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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The fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus

Author:
Mizroch, S. A
Rice, D. W
Breiwick, J. M
Type:
Citations
Date:
1984
Topic:
Fin whale
Finback
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External illustration
External illustration
External morphology--External photographs
External photographs
Distribution
Migration
Geographical variation
Feeding - Foraging
Behavior
Reproductions
Mortality
Whaling
Abundance
Museum management
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenopteridae--Balaenoptera--physalus
Notes:
Filed with Breiwick and Braham 1984.
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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Balaenoptera physalus ? (Linnaeus, 1758)

Collector:
Ibrahim Benamer
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Sirte
Bay/Sound:
Gulf of Sirte
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Gulf of Sirte, Libya, Africa, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
18 Feb 2009
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR15272
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
17 Apr 2009
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Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Collector:
Dr. Erich M. Fitzgerald
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Preparation:
Skeleton
Length:
1505cm
Sex:
Female
Place:
Warrnambool, Levy's Beach, Victoria, Australia, Australia, Indian
Collection Date:
15 Sep 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
USNM Number:
STR19035
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
16 m long, photos.
Fitzgerald e-mail 15 IX 2014
Record Last Modified:
1 Oct 2014
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Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Baleen
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Greenland, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
USNM Number:
STR18764
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Several plates of baleen together, from Mr. Müller's collection.
Gray, J. E. (1866). Catalogue of seals and whales in the British Museum. London, British Museum.p. 145
Record Last Modified:
5 Mar 2014
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Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Collector:
Guy Oliver
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean
Sex:
Male
Place:
La Palme, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
15 Jan 1985
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR6813
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 May 2007
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Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Gulf Of Alaska
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Marmot Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska, United States, North America, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
23 May 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : no number
USNM Number:
MME18715
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
9 animals
Feltman, R. (2015). "Endangered whales are dying off in Alaska, and scientists are racing to discover why." Washington Post - Speaking of Science(2015 June 19): web page.
Record Last Modified:
1 Jul 2015
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Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Collector:
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Gulf Of Lion
Bay/Sound:
Gulf Of Lion
Preparation:
Skeleton
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Port-Vendres, Pyrenees Orientales, France, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
1859
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
USNM Number:
STR19206
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Redman, N. (2014). Whales' Bones of France, Southern Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Teddington, England, Redman Publishing. p. 42; Lloze, R. and D. Mary (1999). "Les Cétaces du Muséum de Perpignan." Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Perpignan, Annales, 9:1-41. p. 24
Skeleton of a 6 m calf from a 20 m fin whale; is no longer in the Museum of Perpignan.
Record Last Modified:
1 Jul 2015
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Balaenoptera aff. physalus (Linnaeus)

Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Collection Date:
Sep 1971
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL328279
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, left periotic
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Balaenoptera aff. physalus (Linnaeus)

Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Collection Date:
Sep 1971
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL328282
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, right periotic
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Balaenoptera cf. physalus (Linnaeus)

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution Musuem of Natural History
Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Collection Date:
Sep 1971
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL360634
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, left periotic
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Balaenoptera aff. physalus (Linnaeus)

Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL328280
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, periotic
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Balaenoptera cf. physalus (Linnaeus)

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution Musuem of Natural History
Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Collection Date:
Sep 1971
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL360633
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, left periotic
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Balaenoptera aff. physalus (Linnaeus)

Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Collection Date:
Sep 1971
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL329281
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, right periotic
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Balaenoptera cf. physalus (Linnaeus)

Collector:
Dr. Frank C. Whitmore Jr.
Place:
Surry County, Virginia, United States
Collection Date:
26 Sep 1978
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL321964
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull elements, right periotic-(2), tympanic bulla-(1)
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Miocene
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Balaenoptera aff. physalus (Linnaeus)

Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL328278
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull elements, rostrum
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Miocene - Middle
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Pungo River Fm
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Balaenoptera cf. physalus (Linnaeus)

Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Common name:
Baleen whale
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus)
USNM Number:
PAL321974
Specimen Count:
2
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull element, partial periotic
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
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Reproduction of photographically identified fin whales, Balaenoptera physalus, from the Gulf of Maine

Author:
Agler, B. A
Schooley, R. L
Frohock, S. E
Katona, S. K
Seipt, I. E
Type:
Citations
Date:
1993
Topic:
Fin whale
Finback
Reproductions
Taxonomy:
Cetacea--Mysticetes--Balaenopteridae--Balaenoptera--physalus
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography
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