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†family Eomysticetidae Sanders and Barnes 2002 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 63470

Full reference: A. E. Sanders and L. G. Barnes. 2002. Paleontology of the Late Oligocene Ashley and Chandler Bridge Formations of South Carolina, 3: Eomysticetidae, a new family of primitive mysticetes (Mammalia: Cetacea). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 93:313-356

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

Sister taxa: Balaenidae, Balaenomorpha, Cetotheriidae, Cetotheriopsidae, Cetotheriopsis, Cetotherium incertum, Cetotherium klinderi, Cetotherium pusillum, Eomysticetoidea, Halicetus, Megapteropsis, Piscocetus, Plicogulae, Sitsqwayk, Thalassotherii, Tlaxcallicetus, Whakakai

Subtaxa: Eomysticetus, Matapanui, Micromysticetus, Tokarahia, Yamatocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder