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Megaptera novaeangliae  (Borowski, 1781)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180530

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Megaptera nodosa (Bonnaterre, 1789)
 
    Megaptera braziliensis Cope, 1867
 
    Megaptera indica Gervais, 1883
 
    Megaptera lalandii (Fischer, 1829)
 
    Megaptera longimana (Rudolphi, 1832)
 
    Megaptera longipinna Gray, 1846
 
    Megaptera osphya Cope, 1865
 
    Megaptera versabilis Cope, 1869
 
    Balaena nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789
 
    Balaena lalandii Fischer, 1829
 
    Balaena longimana Rudolphi, 1832
 
    Balaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781
 
  Common Name(s): Humpback Whale [English]
 
    rorqual à bosse [French]
 
    Ballena jorobada [Spanish]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCetacea Brisson, 1762 – baleines, cétacés, dauphins, mammfères marins, marsouins, baleia, cetáceo, golfinho, cetaceans, whales, dolphins, marine mammals, porpoises  
                                  SuborderMysticeti Flower, 1864 – baleen whales  
                                     FamilyBalaenopteridae Gray, 1864 – rorquals  
                                        GenusMegaptera Gray, 1846 – humpback whales  
                                           SpeciesMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) – Humpback Whale, rorqual à bosse, Ballena jorobada  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae    
       
  Expert: Dr. James G. Mead  
  Notes: Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Humpback Whale[English], rorqual à bosse [French]   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Ballena jorobada[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae   
       
  Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program, website (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/   
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Clapham, Phillip J., and James J. Mead  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Megaptera novaeangliae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 604   
  Page(s): 1-9   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0076-3519   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae, Humpback Whale [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hershkovitz, Philip  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Living Whales   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: United States National Museum Bulletin 246   
  Page(s): viii + 259   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mead, James G., and Robert L. Brownell, Jr. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Cetacea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 1   
  Page(s): 723-743   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae, Humpback Whale [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rice, Dale W.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Marine Mammals of the World: Systematics and Distribution   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publications of the Society for Marine Mammals, no. 4   
  Page(s): ix + 231   
  Publisher: The Society for Marine Mammalogy   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-891276-03-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae, Humpback Whale [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals   
  Page(s): xxv + 750   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-845-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Antarctica/Southern Ocean  
    East Pacific  
    Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
    Indo-West Pacific  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Central Pacific Territories, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix I; U.S. ESA - Endangered; IUCN - Vulnerable  
    Comments: Reviewed by Winn and Reichley (1985)  
 

 

   

 
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