Miocaperea Bisconti 2012 (pygmy right whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: M. Bisconti. 2012. Comparative osteology and phylogenetic relationships of Miocaperea pulchra, the first fossil pygmy right whale genus and species (Cetacea, Mysticeti, Neobalaenidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166:876-911

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

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti 2012, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Gol'din 2018, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Marx and Fordyce 2015 and Tsai and Fordyce 2015

Sister taxon: Caperea

Subtaxa: Miocaperea pulchra

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Type: Miocaperea pulchra

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Aguada de Lomas (Miocene of Peru)

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