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Family Cetotheriidae Brandt 1872 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

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 et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus, Balaenopteridae, Diorocetus, Eschrichtiidae, Isanacetus, Isocetus, Parietobalaena, Pelocetus, Titanocetus, Cophocetus, Halicetus, Thinocetus, Uranocetus, Pinocetus

Subtaxa: Cetotheriinae, Herpetocetinae, Herpetocetus, Hibacetus, Joumocetus, Metopocetus, Mixocetus, Nannocetus, Neobalaeninae, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena

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Type: Cetotherium

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder