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Family Cetotheriidae Brandt 1872 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

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: Thalassotherii according to M. Bisconti 2014

Sister taxa: Aglaocetidae, Aglaocetus, Aglaocetus patulus, Diorocetidae, Diorocetus, Isanacetus, Isocetus, Parietobalaena, Pelocetidae, Pelocetus, Titanocetus

Subtaxa: Brandtocetus, Cephalotropis, Cetotheriinae, Cetotheriomorphus, Cetotherium, Cetotherium megalophysum, Cetotherium vandelli, Eucetotherium, Herpetocetinae, Herpetocetus, Hibacetus, Joumocetus, Kurdalagonus, Metopocetus, Mixocetus, Nanisocetus, Nannocetus, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Plesiocetopsis, Rhegnopsis

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Type: Cetotherium

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder