Maiabalaena Peredo et al. 2018 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Full reference: C. M. Peredo, N. D. Pyenson, C. D. Marshall and M. D. Uhen. 2018. Tooth loss precedes the origin of baleen in whales. Current Biology 28:1-9

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to C. M. Peredo et al. 2018

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

Subtaxa: Maiabalaena nesbittae

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Type: Maiabalaena nesbittae

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Port of Toledo Building (Oligocene of Oregon)

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