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Megaptera novaeangliae novaeangliae  (Borowski, 1781)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1116966

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s): humpback whale [English]
  Valid Name: Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
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  Current Standing: invalid - subsequent name/combination   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Source: List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies, website (version Aug 2018)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Committee on Taxonomy. 2018. List of marine mammal species and subspecies. Society for Marine Mammalogy,, consulted on 16 April 2019   
  Reference for: Megaptera novaeangliae novaeangliae   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  



  Comment: Some sources recognize distinct subspecies of Megaptera novaeanglia; the Society for Marine Mammalogy's List of Marine Mammal Species and Subspecies (2018) recognizes M. n. kuzira (Gray, 1850) and M. n. australis (Lesson, 1828) along with the typical variety. Jim Mead (pers. comm., 19 Apr 2019) recommended treating those subspecies as junior synonyms of the species  



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