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†family Mammalodontidae Mitchell 1989 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti

PaleoDB taxon number: 53252

Synonym: Janjucetidae Fitzgerald 2006 (taxon 84033)

Full reference: E. D. Mitchell. 1989. A new cetacean from the late Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46(12):2219-2235

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to R. W. Boessenecker and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Balaena mysticetoides, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Crenaticeti, Eomysticetidae, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Megaptera brachychira, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Mioceta, Pachycetus, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: Janjucetus, Mammalodon

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder