Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 175…

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataMammaliaCetaceaBalaenopteridaeBalaenoptera

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Overview

Full Name

Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common names

  • big finner eng
  • common finback whale eng
  • common finwhale eng
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Synonyms

Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Published in

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

Habitat

Marine

Georeferenced data

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Mammalia
order
Cetacea
family
Balaenopteridae
genus
Balaenoptera
species
Balaenoptera physalus
 
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Bibliography

AGUILAR, A. et al. (1995-1997): Inventario de los Cetáceos de las Aguas Atlánticas Peninsulares: Aplicación de la Directiva 92/43/CEE. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza- Universidad de Barcelona. . . AGUILAR, A. (2001): Rorcual común, p. 261, in: Libro Rojo de los Vertebrados Amenazados de Andalucía. Consejería de Medio Ambiente. Junta de Andalucía. 336 pp. . . FORCADA, J. , AGUILAR, A. , HAMMOND, P. , PASTOR, X. , Y AGUILAR, R. (1996): Distribution and abundance of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in the western Mediterranean sea during summer. Journal of Zoology, 238: 23-34. . . RAGA, J. A. & PANTOJA, J. (eds. ) (2004): Proyecto Mediterráneo. Zonas de especial interés para la conservación de los cetáceos en el Mediterráneo español. Naturaleza y Parques Nacionales, Serie Técnica. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Madrid. . . 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 physalus. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009. 1. . . . VIADA et al. (2006): Libro Rojo de los Vertebrados de las Baleares (3º Edición). Conselleria de Medi Ambient. Govern Balear.

Carwardine, M. , E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p.

Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of living whales. U. S. National Museum Bulletin 246:1--259.

ITIS database

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Jefferson, T. A. , M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

King, C. M. ; Roberts, C. D. ; Bell, B. D. ; Fordyce, R. E. ; Nicol, R. S. ; Worthy, T. H. ; Paulin, C. D. ; Hitchmough, R. A. ; Keyes, I. W. ; Baker, A. N. ; Stewart, A. L. ; Hiller, N. ; McDowall, R. M. ; Holdaway, R. N. ; McPhee, R. P. ; Schwarzhans, W. W. ; Tennyson, A. J. D. ; Rust, R. ; Macadie, I. , Compiled by King, C. M. ; Baker, A. M. ; Fordyce, R. E. 24: Phylum CHORDATA: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, Living and Holocene mammals and extinct non-marine mammals. In: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 1.

King, C. M. ; Roberts, C. D. ; Bell, B. D. ; Fordyce, R. E. ; Nicoll, R. S. ; Worthy, T. H. ; Paulin, C. D. ; Hitchmough, R. A. ; Keyes, I. W. ; Baker, A. N. ; Stewart, A. L. ; Hiller, N. ; McDowall, R. M. ; Holdaway, R. N. ; McPhee, R. P. ; Schwarzhans, W. W. ; Tennyson, A. J. D. ; Rust, S. ; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D. P. (Ed. ) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.

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Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.