Plesiobalaenoptera quarantellii Bisconti 2010 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Cetacea - 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

Belongs to Plesiobalaenoptera according to P. Gol'din and M. E. Steeman 2015

See also Bisconti 2010 and Marx and Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MPST 240505, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Stirone River, which is in a Tortonian deep-water claystone in Italy.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Stirone River

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