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Right Whales

Classification after McKenna & Bell 1997 and Nowak 1999.
Containing group: Mysticeti

Other Names for Balaenidae


Brown, M. W., S. D. Kraus, D. E. Gaskin, and B. N. White. 1994. Sexual composition and analysis of reproductive females in the North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, population. Marine Mammal Science 10:253-265.

Knowlton, A. R., S. D. Kraus, and R. D. Kenney. 1994. Reproduction in North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis). Canadian Journal of Zoology 72:1297-1305.

Levy, S. 1999. What's wrong with the right whale? New Scientist 164:38-42.

Malik, S., M. W. Brown, S. D. Kraus, A. R. Knowlton, P. K. Hamilton, and B. N. White. 1999. Assessment of mitochondrial DNA structuring and nursery use in the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Canadian Journal of Zoology 77:1217-1222.

McKenna, M. C. and S. K. Bell. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York.

Nowak, R. M. 1999. Order Cetacea. Pages 896-981 in: Walker's Mammals of the World. Sixth Edition. Volume II. (R. M. Nowak). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Schaeff, C. M., S. D. Kraus, M. W. Brown, J. S. Perkins, R. Payne, and B. N. White. 1997. Comparison of genetic variability of North and South Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena), using DNA fingerprinting. Canadian Journal of Zoology 75:1073-1080.

Schaeff, C. M., S. D. Kraus, M. W. Brown, and B. N. White. 1993. Assessment of the population-structure of Western North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) based on sighting and mtDNA data. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71:339-345.

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