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Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Blue whale

Description

Skeleton of Balaenoptera musculus, blue whale, adult male, brought into North Berwick from the Firth of Forth, October 1831

Museum reference

Z.1864.49

Collection

Mammals

Scientific name(s)

species: Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Blue whale

Specimen details

Specimen form: Skeleton
Sex: Male
Phase: Adult

Collection place(s)

Firth of Forth, North Sea, North Atlantic, ATLANTIC OCEAN

Associations

Previous owner / collector: R. and F. Knox
North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Animal World (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Hamilton, 1837, Naturalist's library 6, 125, 127-8, 137-9, 143-4, figd.

Herman, 1992, Cetacean Specimens NMS, 48

Turner, 1912, Marine mamm.mus.Univ.Edinb., 40

Turner, 1872, Trans.R.Soc.Edinb. XXVI, 209, 228, 230-1, 239, 246

Knox, R., 1834, Edinb.NewPhil.J. XVIII, 198

Knox, F.J., 1870, Trans.New Zealand Inst. 2, 21-6, figd.

Knox, R., 1859, J.Proc.Linn.Soc.Zool. 3, 63-5, 72-4

Turner, 1892, Proc.R.Soc.Edinb. XIX, 37

Turner, 1914, Proc.R.Soc.Edinb. XXXIV, 18

Tomilin, 1967, Mamm.U.S.S.R., 9, 76, 79

Herman et al., 1990, N.M.S.Info.Ser. 4, 17, 20

Hershkovitz, 1966, Bull.U.S.N.M. 246, 172-3

Alston, 1880, Fauna of Scotland, 17

Bell, 1874, Brit.quadrupeds, 403

Evans, 1892, Mamm.fauna Edinb.district, 98-9

Gray, 1866, Cat.seals and whales B.M., 64, 69-72, 94, 143-5, 152-3

Gray, 1871, Supp.cat. seals and whales B.M., 54

Knox, F.J., 1835, Account of the rorqual, 1-15

Knox, F.J., 1838, Cat.anat.preps.illust.whale, 1-14, 16-17, 22, 26

Millais, 1906, Mamm.G.B. and Ireland 3, 252

Rintoul and Baxter, 1935, Vert.fauna Forth, 37

True, 1904, Smithsonian contrib. to knowledge 33, 152, 159, 181, 183, 185, 187-8

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