the itis logo The report logo for the ITIS data page
Go to Print Version

Balaenoptera omurai  Wada, Oishi, and Yamada, 2003
Taxonomic Serial No.: 770889

(Download Help) Balaenoptera omurai TSN 770889

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Omurai's Whale [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                        GenusBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 – rorquals, finback whales, baleen whales  
                                           SpeciesBalaenoptera omurai Wada, Oishi, and Yamada, 2003 – Omurai's Whale  

  Expert: Dr. James G. Mead  
  Notes: Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Balaenoptera omurai    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Sasaki, Takeshi, Masato Nikaido, Shiro Wada, Tadasu K. Yamada, Ying Cao, M. Hasegawa, and N. Okada  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Balaenoptera omurai is a newly discovered baleen whale that represents an ancient evolutionary lineage   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution, vol. 41, no. 1   
  Page(s): 40-52   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.03.032   
  Reference for: Balaenoptera omurai   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wada, Shiro, Masayuki Oishi, and Tadusa K. Yamada  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: A newly discovered species of living baleen whale   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Nature, vol. 426, no. 6964   
  Page(s): 278-281   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0028-0836   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Indo-West Pacific  



  Comment: Mead (email 28-Oct-2008) indicates that "The species [Balaenoptera edeni/brydei/omurai] are under hot and heavy debate," and recommends "that ITIS list B. edeni, brydei and omurai with the caveat that it is likely to change"  



 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar