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  • Mammalogy 59505 MCZ Mammalogy
  • Balaenoptera physalus
  • skeleton (dry)
  • Provincetown
  • North America: United States: Massachusetts: Barnstable
  • [no verbatim date data] (1700-01-01 - 1980-01-01)
Identifications
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Balaenopteridae Balaenoptera physalus
Common rorqual; Fin-backed whale; Finback; Finner; Herring whale; Razorback; fin whale; finback whale
Identified by [no agent data]
Nature of ID: migration
Remarks: CE Balaenopteridae.
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Massachusetts
County: Barnstable
Specific Locality: Provincetown
Verbatim Locality: NA, USA, MA, Barnstable, Provincetown
Collecting Source: wild caught
Collecting Date: [no verbatim date data] (1700-01-01 - 1980-01-01)
Collecting Event Remarks: Collecting date previously null, upper range derived from date of specimen/lot donation to MCZ
Collectors
[no agent data]
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
skeleton (dry) unchecked on loan 1
Attributes
sex: unknown
[no agent data], 2009-06-20, migration
Remarks: See Annual Reports 1879-1880 and 1882-1883. Specimen mounted in Systematics Hall in 1882.
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from photo sessions for Rarest of the Rare but not published in the book

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from photo sessions for Rarest of the Rare but not published in the book

from photo sessions for Rarest of the Rare but not published in the book

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from photo sessions for Rarest of the Rare but not published in the book

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MCZ Mammalogy Mammals 052331-060025, pg.144

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MCZ Mammalogy Mammals 052331-060025, pg.144

MCZ Mammalogy Mammals 059501-062200, pg.1

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MCZ Mammalogy Mammals 059501-062200, pg.1