A newly discovered species of living baleen whale

@article{Wada2003AND,
  title={A newly discovered species of living baleen whale},
  author={Shiro Wada and Masayuki Oishi and Tadasu Yamada},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={426},
  pages={278-281}
}
In the late 1970s eight Balaenoptera specimens of unknown identity were caught in the lower latitudinal Indo-Pacific waters by Japanese research whaling vessels. The combination of the allozyme patterns and physical maturity of the eight specimens separated them from all acknowledged Balaenoptera species. In September 1998 we collected a medium-sized baleen whale carcass on a coastal island in the Sea of Japan. This specimen and the previously collected eight specimens resembled Balaenoptera… 
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