Superfamily Cetotherioidea Steeman 2007 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

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: Plicogulae according to P. Gol'din and M. E. Steeman 2015

See also Bisconti et al. 2013, Gol'din 2018, Rice 2009, Steeman 2007, Steeman 2010 and Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012

Sister taxa: Balaenopteroidea, Tranatocetidae

Subtaxa: Otradnocetus Parietobalaena Pinocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Belgium (4), Japan (4), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (4), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), United States (13: California, Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 33 collections including 37 occurrences

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