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Clade Mysticeti Cope 1891 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 94035

Synonym: Crenaticeti Mitchell 1989 [invalid subgroup] (taxon 53250)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1891. Syllabus of Lectures on Geology and Paleontology. Part III. Paleontology of the Vertebrata 1-90

Parent taxon: Neoceti according to C.M. Peredo et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Kekenodontidae, Odontoceti

Subtaxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Borealodon, Chaeomysticeti, Coronodon, Eschrichtioidea, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Maiabalaena, Mammalodontidae, Metasqualodon, Mystacodontidae, Pterobalaenidae, Taikicetus, Toipahautea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder