Subfamily Neobalaeninae Miller 1923 (pygmy right whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Alternative spelling: Neobalaenidae

Full reference: G. S. Miller. 1923. The telescoping of the cetacean skull. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 76(5):1-70

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2018

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes et al. 1985, Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bisconti 2008, Bisconti 2012, Bisconti 2014, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Churchill et al. 2012, Fordyce 2003, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Marx 2013, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Gol'din 2018, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Goldin and Startsev 2017, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Mead and Brownell 2005, Miller 1923, Mitchell 1989, Nowak 1991, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Sanders and Barnes 2002, Steeman 2007 and Tsai and Fordyce 2015

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

Subtaxa: Caperea Miocaperea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Australia (5), Chile (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), New Zealand (2), South Africa (2)

• Miocene of Angola (1), Australia (1), Peru (1)

Total: 17 collections including 18 occurrences

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