Pygmy right whale

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(Zool.) a small New Zealand whale (Neobalæna marginata) which is only about sixteen feet long. It produces short, but very elastic and tough, whalebone.

See also: Right whale

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Caperea marginata se recupero, con buenos valores de soporte, profundamente anidado dentro de los cetoteridos y constituye, de esta forma, el unico representante actual de este clado.
"A Note on a Pigmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata) Sighting in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean."
The smallest mysticete is the pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata), which measures up to 23 feet.