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Clade Balaenopteroidea Gray 1868 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti

PaleoDB taxon number: 343158

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: Thalassotherii according to M. Bisconti and M. Bosselaers 2016

Sister taxa: Aglaocetidae, Cophocetus, Diorocetidae, Isocetus, Pelocetidae

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

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder