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Subfamily Herpetocetinae Steeman 2007 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105198

Full reference: M. E. Steeman. 2007. Cladistic analysis and a revised classification of fossil and recent mysticetes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150:875-894

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to P. Goldin and D. Startsev 2017

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

Subtaxa: Herpetocetus, Nannocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder