†superfamily Thalassotherii Bisconti et al. 2013 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Full reference: M. Bisconti, O. Lambert, and M. Bosselaers. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Isocetus depauwi (Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti) and the phylogenetic relationships of archaic 'cetothere' mysticetes. Palaeontology 56(1):95-127

Parent taxon: Balaenomorpha according to M. Bisconti and M. Bosselaers 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti 2014 and Bisconti et al. 2013

Sister taxon: Balaenoidea

Subtaxa: Aglaocetidae Diorocetidae Isocetus Pelocetidae

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene of Belgium (3 collections), Denmark (1), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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