Plesiobalaenoptera Bisconti 2010 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Full reference: M. Bisconti. 2010. A new balaenopterid whale from the late Miocene of the Stirone River, Northern Italy (Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(3):943-958

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

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti 2010, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Gol'din and Steeman 2015 and Marx and Fordyce 2015

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, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: Plesiobalaenoptera quarantellii

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of South Africa (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Italy (1), South Africa (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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