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Megaptera novaeangliae australis  (Lesson, 1828)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1116967

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s): Southern humpback whale [English]
  Valid Name: Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
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  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
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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 australis, Southern humpback whale [English]   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Antarctica/Southern 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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