Diunatans Bosselaers and Post 2010 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Full reference: M. Bosselaers and K. Post. 2010. A new fossil rorqual (Mammalia, Cetacea, Balaenopteridae) from the Early Pliocene of the North Sea, with a review of the rorqual species described by Owen and Van Beneden. Geodiversitas 32(2):331-363

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

See also Berta 2017, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bosselaers and Post 2010, Govender 2019 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, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Nehalaennia, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: Diunatans luctoretemergo

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Type: Diunatans luctoretemergo

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of the Netherlands (1 collection), South Africa (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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