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Clade Balaenomorpha Geisler and Sanders 2003 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 81226

Full reference: J. H. Geisler and A. E. Sanders. 2003. Morphological Evidence for the Phylogeny of Cetacea. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 10(1/2):23-129

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to M. Bisconti et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Balaenoidea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder