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†subfamily Cetotheriinae Whitmore and Barnes 2008 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 114672

Full reference: F. C. Whitmore and L. G. Barnes. 2008. The Herpetocetinae, a new subfamily of extinct baleen whales (Mammalia, Cetacea, Cetotheriidae). Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14:141-180

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

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

Subtaxa: Brandtocetus, Cetotherium, Kurdalagonus, Mithridatocetus, Zygiocetus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore