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Clade Mysticeti Cope 1891 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 94035

Synonyms: Mystacoceti Flower 1867 (no. 71772), Mysticete Gray 1864 (no. 69277), Mysticoceti Flower 1867 (no. 97286)

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 and N. D. Pyenson 2018

Sister taxa: Kekenodontidae, Odontoceti

Subtaxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Coronodon, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Metasqualodon, Mioceta, Mystacodontidae, Pachycetus, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias, Willungacetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder