Coronodon Geisler et al. 2017 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Full reference: J. H. Geisler, R. W. Boessenecker, M. Brown and B. L. Beatty. 2017. The Origin of Filter Feeding in Whales. Current Biology 27:1-7

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Metasqualodon, Mioceta, Mystacodontidae, Pachycetus, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias, Willungacetus

Subtaxa: Coronodon havensteini

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Type: Coronodon havensteini

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Wando River + Highway 41 bridge (Oligocene of South Carolina)

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