†subfamily Cetotheriinae Whitmore and Barnes 2008 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: F. C. Whitmore and L. G. Barnes. 2008. The Herpetocetinae, a new subfamily of extinct baleen whales (Mammalia, Cetacea, Cetotheriidae). Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14:141-180

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to P. Goldin and D. Startsev 2017

See also Tarasenko 2014, Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012, Whitmore and Barnes 2008 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: Cephalotropis, Ciuciulea, Cophocetus, Eucetotherium, Herentalia, Herpetocetinae, Heterocetus, Hibacetus, Imerocetus, Joumocetus, Metopocetus, Neobalaeninae, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Titanocetus, Tiucetus, Tranatocetus, Vampalus

Subtaxa: Brandtocetus Cetotherium Kurdalagonus Mithridatocetus Zygiocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Azerbaijan (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (4), United States (3: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of Ukraine (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), France (1), Georgia (2), the Netherlands (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (8), Spain (4), Ukraine (9), United States (6: California, Maryland)

Total: 45 collections including 48 occurrences

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