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Family Eschrichtiidae Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951 (gray whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Alternative spelling: Eschrichtidae

Synonym: Rhachianectidae Weber 1904 [objective synonym]

Full reference: J. R. Ellerman and T. C. S. Morrisson-Scott. 1951. Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946 1-810

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

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

Subtaxa: Archaeschrichtius, Eschrichtioides, Eschrichtius, Gricetoides

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder