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Rhegnopsis Cope 1896 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 36840

Synonym: Protobalaena Leidy 1869 (taxon 64783)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1896. Sixth contribution to the knowledge of the marine Miocene fauna of North America. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Soceity 35(150):139-146

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Borealodon, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Coronodon, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Maiabalaena, Mammalodontidae, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Metasqualodon, Mioceta, Mystacodontidae, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: Rhegnopsis palaeatlantica

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder