Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Cetartiodactyla > Suborder Cetancodonta > Infraorder Cetacea > Superfamily Mysticeti > Family Balaenidae > Genus Eubalaena

Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EubalaenaGray, 1864accepted genus name

Species group names

Balaena glacialis Mueller, 1776 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: zuidkaper
 English: southern right whale sources: Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species Identification Guide. Rome. 312 p.
 French: baleine austral; baleine du Cap
 Norwegian: sorlig retthval
 Spanish, Castillian: ballena franca austral


original description

Desmoulins, A. (1822). Baleine:155-160 in Dictionaire classique d'Histoire naturelle. 2. Paris, Rey et Gravier.

basis of record

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

additional source

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.

additional source

Perrin, W. F., B. Würsig and J. G. M. Thewissen. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

King, C. (2009). Terrestrial mammals (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

Mead, J. G. and R. L. Brownell, Jr. (2005). Cetacea. Pages 723--743 in Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.

additional source

Rice, D. W. 1998. Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication 4.

additional source

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

additional source

Robineau, D. (1989). Les types de cétacés actuels du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle I. Balaenidae, Balaenopteridae, Kogiidae, Ziphiidae, Iniidae, Pontoporiidae. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris, 4th ser., 11, section A, no. 1:271-289.



External Links

Link To GBIF


Perrin, W. (2012). Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822). In: Perrin, W.F. World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220222




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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