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Suborder Mysticeti Cope 1891 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Neoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 42971

Synonyms: Mystacoceta Ameghino 1889 (no. 81229), Mystacoceti Flower 1867 (no. 71772), Mysticete Gray 1864 (no. 69277), Mysticoceti Flower 1867 (no. 97286)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1891. Syllabus of Lectures on Geology and Paleontology. Ferris Brothers, Philadelphia 1-90

Parent taxon: Neoceti according to C. M. Peredo and M. D. Uhen 2016

Sister taxon: Odontoceti

Subtaxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Balaena mysticetoides, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Megaptera brachychira, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Mioceta, Pachycetus, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias, Willungacetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder