Protororqualus Bisconti 2007 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Full reference: M. Bisconti. 2007. Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic relationships of the rorqual-like mysticete from the Pliocene of Mount Pulgnasco, northern Italy (Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti). Palaeontolographica Italica 91:85-108

Parent taxon: Balaenopteridae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti 2007 and Bisconti and Francou 2014

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenoptera taiwanica, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Delphinus brachyspondylus, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Nehalaennia, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae

Subtaxa: Protororqualus cuvieri

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Miocene of Slovenia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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