†superfamily Thalassotherii Bisconti et al. 2013 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

Full reference: M. Bisconti, O. Lambert, and M. Bosselaers. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Isocetus depauwi (Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti) and the phylogenetic relationships of archaic 'cetothere' mysticetes. Palaeontology 56(1):95-127

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to M. Bisconti et al. 2019

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti 2014, Bisconti and Bosselaers 2016 and Bisconti et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Balaenidae, Balaenomorpha, Cetotheriidae, Cetotheriopsidae, Cetotheriopsis, Cetotherium incertum, Cetotherium klinderi, Cetotherium pusillum, Eomysticetidae, Eomysticetoidea, Halicetus, Megapteropsis, Piscocetus, Plicogulae, Sitsqwayk, Tlaxcallicetus, Whakakai

Subtaxa: Aglaocetidae Balaenopteridae Diorocetidae Isocetus Pelocetidae

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), Antarctica (2), Argentina (3), Brazil (4), Canada (4: New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec), Chile (1), China (2), Denmark (13), France (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Greenland (1), India (1), Italy (4), Japan (18), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (2), New Caledonia (4), Peru (2), South Africa (2), Spain (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), Taiwan (2), the United Arab Emirates (2), the United Kingdom (5), United States (12: Alaska, California, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ecuador (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (5), Belgium (12), Chile (3), Italy (22), Japan (8), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (4), New Zealand (2), South Africa (8), Spain (7), Taiwan (2), United States (24: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Belgium (1), Chile (2), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), United States (3: California)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1), United States (1: Massachusetts)

• Neogene of Austria (1), South Pacific (3)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (4), Austria (7), Belgium (10), Chile (4), Denmark (2), France (2), Germany (2), Indonesia (2), Iran (2), Italy (2), Japan (10), Libya (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (5), New Zealand (4), Peru (4), the Russian Federation (1), Slovenia (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), United States (16: California, Maryland, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 302 collections including 400 occurrences

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