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Family Cetotheriidae Brandt 1872 (whale)

Amniota - Therapsida

Alternative spellings: Cetotheriinae, Cetotherinae

Invalid subtaxa: Aulocetus vandelli Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 [invalid subgroup], Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes) vandelli Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 [invalid subgroup], Cetotherium megalophysum Cope 1895 [invalid subgroup], Cetotherium vandelli Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 [invalid subgroup], Cetotherium vandellii Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 [invalid subgroup], Metopocetus vandelli Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 [invalid subgroup], Plesiocetopsis megalophysum Cope 1895 [invalid subgroup], Plesiocetus megalophysum Cope 1895 [invalid subgroup], Plesiocetus vandellii Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 [invalid subgroup]

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: Thalassotherii according to M. Bisconti 2014

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus, Diorocetus, Isanacetus, Isocetus, Parietobalaena, Pelocetus, Titanocetus, Cophocetus, Halicetus, Thinocetus, Uranocetus, Pinocetus

Subtaxa: Brandtocetus, Cephalotropis, Cetotheriinae, Cetotherium, Eucetotherium, Herpetocetinae, Herpetocetus, Hibacetus, Joumocetus, Kurdalagonus, Metopocetus, Mixocetus, Nannocetus, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Plesiocetopsis

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Type: Cetotherium

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder