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Family Pelocetidae Steeman 2007 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti

Full reference: M. E. Steeman. 2007. Cladistic analysis and a revised classification of fossil and recent mysticetes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150:875-894

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

Sister taxa: Aglaocetidae, Aglaocetus, Cetotheriidae, Diorocetidae, Diorocetus, Isanacetus, Isocetus, Parietobalaena, Pelocetus, Titanocetus

Subtaxa: Cophocetus, Halicetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder