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Superfamily Balaenopteroidea Gray 1868 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 63410

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1868. Synopsis of the species of whales and dolphins in the Collection of the British Museum 1-10

Parent taxon: Plicogulae according to M. R. Buono et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Cetotheriidae, Tranatocetidae

Subtaxa: Aglaocetus, Amphicetus, Balaenopteridae, Diorocetus, Eschrichtiidae, Isanacetus, Mauicetus, Parietobalaena, Pelocetus, Physalidae, Pinocetus, Thinocetus, Tiphyocetus, Uranocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder