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Suborder Mysticeti Cope 1891 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Neoceti

Invalid subtaxa: Balaena mysticetoides Emmons 1858 [nomen dubium], Balaena prisca Leidy 1851 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera floridana Kellogg 1944, Balaenoptera minutis Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera prisca Leidy 1851 [nomen dubium], Balaenoptera pusilla Cope 1868 [nomen vanum], Burtinopsis Van Beneden 1872 [nomen dubium], Burtinopsis minutus Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Cetotherium leptocentrum Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Cetotherium mysticetoides Emmons 1858 [nomen dubium], Cetotherium priscum Leidy 1851 [nomen dubium], Cetotherium pusillum Cope 1868 [nomen vanum], Eschrichtius leptocentrus Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Eschrichtius prisca Leidy 1851 [nomen dubium], Eschrichtius priscus Leidy 1851 [nomen dubium], Eschrichtius pusillus Cope 1868 [nomen vanum], Megaptera (Burtinopsis) Van Beneden 1872 [nomen dubium], Megaptera (Burtinopsis) minuta Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Megaptera brachychira Cope 1868 [nomen nudum], Megaptera minuta Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Megaptera minutus Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Megaptera mysticetoides Emmons 1858 [nomen dubium], Mesocetus Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Mesocetus longirostris Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Mesocetus pinguis Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Mystacoceta Ameghino 1889, Mystacoceti Flower 1867, Mysticete Gray 1864, Mysticoceti Flower 1867, Pachycetus Van Beneden 1883 [nomen dubium], Plesiocetus longirostris Van Beneden 1880 [nomen dubium], Siphonocetus priscus Leidy 1851 [nomen dubium], Tretulias Cope 1895 [nomen dubium], Ulias Cope 1895 [nomen dubium], Ulias moratus Cope 1895 [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 cortesii, Burtinopsis similis, Cetotherioidea, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Eomysticetidae, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Llanocetidae, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus, Mesocetus agrami, Mesocetus aquitanicus, Mesocetus hungaricus, Mesocetus siphunculus, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Mioceta, Pachycetus humilis, Pachycetus robustus, Physalidae, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Tretulias buccatus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder