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Subfamily Eschrichtiinae Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951 (gray whale)

Osteichthyes - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 324298

Alternative spellings: Eschrichtidae, Eschrichtiidae

Synonym: Rhachianectidae Weber 1904 [objective synonym] (taxon 63599)

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: Balaenopteridae according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Diunatans, Hadrosaurus tripos, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megaptera hubachi, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Notiocetus, Palaeocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus, Pterobalaena, Rorqualus

Subtaxa: Archaeschrichtius, Eschrichtinae, Eschrichtioides, Eschrichtius, Gricetoides

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder