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Tranatocetus Goldin and Steeman 2015 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti - Tranatocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 328007

Full reference: P. Goldin and M. E. Steeman. 2015. From problem taxa to problem solver: A new Miocene family, Tranatocetidae, brings perspective on baleen whale evolution. PLoS One 10(9):e0135500

Parent taxon: Tranatocetidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Aulocetus latus, Cetotherium megalophysum, Cetotherium vandelli, Mesocetus, Mixocetus, Plesiocetopsis

Subtaxa: Tranatocetus argillarius

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Type: Mesocetus argillarius

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder