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†superfamily Thalassotherii Bisconti et al. 2013 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Invalid subtaxa: Aglaocetidae Steeman 2007 [invalid subgroup], Aglaocetus patulus Kellogg 1968 [invalid subgroup], Diorocetidae Steeman 2007 [invalid subgroup], Pelocetidae Steeman 2007 [invalid subgroup]

Full reference: M. Bisconti, O. Lambert, and M. Bosselaers. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Isocetus depauwi (Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti) and the phylogenetic relationships of archaic 'cetothere' mysticetes. Palaeontology 56(1):95-127

Parent taxon: Balaenomorpha according to M. Bisconti et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Balaenopteroidea, Plicogulae

Subtaxa: Aglaocetus, Balaenopteridae, Cetotheriidae, Cophocetus, Diorocetus, Eschrichtiidae, Halicetus, Isanacetus, Isocetus, Parietobalaena, Pelocetus, Pinocetus, Thinocetus, Titanocetus, Uranocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder