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Subfamily Agaphelinae Gray 1870 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69356

Alternative spelling: Agaphelidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1870. Observations on the whales described in the Osteographie des Cetaces of MM. Van Beneden and Gervais. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:193-204

Parent taxon: Balaenopteridae according to T. Gill 1872

Sister taxa: Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenoptera taiwanica, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Delphinus brachyspondylus, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Nehalaennia, Notiocetus, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: none

Type: Agaphelus

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder