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†family Mammalodontidae Mitchell 1989 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Synonym: Janjucetidae Fitzgerald 2006

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 E. M. G. Fitzgerald 2010

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

Subtaxa: Janjucetus, Mammalodon

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder