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Suborder Mysticeti Cope 1891 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Neoceti

Invalid subtaxa: Mystacoceta Ameghino 1889, Mystacoceti Flower 1867, Mysticete Gray 1864, Mysticoceti Flower 1867, Rhegnopsis Cope 1896 [nomen dubium]

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1891. Syllabus of Lectures on Geology and Paleontology. Ferris Brothers, Philadelphia 1-90

Parent taxon: Neoceti according to M. Bisconti 2014

Sister taxon: Odontoceti

Subtaxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Balaena mysticetoides, Burtinopsis, Cetotherioidea, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Crenaticeti, Eomysticetidae, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Llanocetus, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Megaptera brachychira, Mesocetus, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Mioceta, Pachycetus, Physalidae, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis palaeatlantica, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder