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Vampalus Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 265920

Full reference: K. K. Tarasenko and A. V. Lopatin. 2012. New Baleen Whale Genera (Cetacea, Mammalia) from the Miocene of the Northern Caucasus and Ciscaucasia: 2. Vampalus gen. nov. from the Middle–Late Miocene of Chechnya and Krasnodar Region. Palaeontological Journal 46(6):620-629

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

Sister taxa: Cephalotropis, Cetotheriinae, Ciuciulea, Eucetotherium, Herentalia, Herpetocetinae, Heterocetus, Hibacetus, Imerocetus, Joumocetus, Metopocetus, Neobalaeninae, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Titanocetus, Tiucetus

Subtaxa: Vampalus sayasanicus

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Type: Vampalus sayasanicus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder