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Parabalaenoptera Zeigler et al. 1997 (rorqual)

Osteichthyes - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64139

Full reference: C. V. Zeigler, G. L. Chan, and L. G. Barnes. 1997. A new late Miocene balaenopterid whale (Cetacea: Mysticeti), Parabalaenoptera baulinensis, (new genus and species) from the Santa Cruz Mudstone, Point Reyes Peninsula, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 50(4):115-138

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

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Diunatans, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megaptera hubachi, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Notiocetus, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus, Pterobalaena, Rorqualus

Subtaxa: Parabalaenoptera baulinensis

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder