Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Dwarf minke whale)

little piked whale, lesser rorqual, little finner, minke, minke whale, sharpheaded finner [English]; minkewalvis [Afrikaans]; Zwergwal [German]; baleine d'este a bec, rorqual a museau pointu, rorqual a rostre, petit rorqual [French]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Synapsida (mammal-like reptiles) > Therapsida > Theriodontia >  Cynodontia > Mammalia (mammals) > Placentalia (placental mammals) > Laurasiatheria > Ferungulata > Cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulates and cetaceans) > Whippomorpha > Cetacea (whales, dolphins and porpoises) > Family: Balaenopteridae (rorquals)
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Dwarf minke whale)

Dwarf minke whale. [Illustration Noel Ashton ]

 

 


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