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Family Cetotheriidae Brandt 1872 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

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: Plicogulae according to M. R. Buono et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Balaenopteroidea, Cetotherioidea, Tranatocetidae

Subtaxa: Cephalotropis, Cetotheriinae, Ciuciulea, Eucetotherium, Herentalia, Herpetocetinae, Heterocetus, Hibacetus, Imerocetus, Joumocetus, Metopocetus, Neobalaeninae, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Titanocetus, Tiucetus, Vampalus

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Type: Cetotherium

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder