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Family Cetotheriidae Brandt 1872 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti

PaleoDB taxon number: 42973

Alternative spellings: Cetotheriinae, Cetotherinae

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1872. Uber eine neue Classification der Bartenwale (Balaenoidea) mit Berucksichtigung der untergegangenen Gattungen derselben. Bulletin d L'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de St. Petersbourg 26:113-130

Parent taxon: Cetotherioidea according to P. Goldin and D. Startsev 2016

Sister taxon: Neobalaenidae

Subtaxa: Cephalotropis, Cetotheriinae, Eucetotherium, Herentalia, Herpetocetinae, Hibacetus, Imerocetus, Joumocetus, Metopocetus, Otradnocetus, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Titanocetus, Vampalus

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Type: Cetotherium

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder