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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: Chaeomysticeti according to F. G. Marx et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Balaenidae, Balaenomorpha, Cetotheriopsidae, Cetotheriopsis, Cetotherium incertum, Cetotherium klinderi, Cetotherium pusillum, Eomysticetidae, Eomysticetoidea, Halicetus, Megapteropsis, Piscocetus, Plicogulae, Sitsqwayk, Thalassotherii, Tlaxcallicetus, Whakakai

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

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Type: Cetotherium

Ecology: scansorial insectivore