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Isanacetus Kimura and Ozawa 2002 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Balaenopteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 64146

Full reference: T. Kimura and T. Ozawa. 2002. A new cetothere (Cetacea: Mysticeti) from the early Miocene of Japan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3):684-702

Parent taxon: Balaenopteroidea according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus, Amphicetus, Balaenopteridae, Diorocetus, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiidae, Heterocetus, Heterocetus guiscardii, Mauicetus, Parietobalaena, Pelocetus, Physalidae, Pinocetus, Thinocetus, Tiphyocetus, Uranocetus

Subtaxa: Isanacetus laticephalus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder