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Eschrichtius Gray 1864 (gray whale)

Osteichthyes - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36714

Alternative spelling: Eschrictius

Synonyms: Agaphelus Cope 1868 (no. 63673), Rachianectes Trouessart 1898 (no. 69146), Rhachianectes Trouessart 1898 (no. 63598)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1864. Notes on the Whalebone-Whales; with a Synopsis of the Species. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:345-353

Parent taxon: Eschrichtiidae according to P. Goldin and M. E. Steeman 2015

Sister taxa: Archaeschrichtius, Eschrichtinae, Eschrichtioides

Subtaxa: Cyphonotus, Eschrichtius mysticetoides, Eschrichtius robustus

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder