Nehalaennia Bisconti et al. 2019 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Full reference: M. Bisconti, D. K. Munsterman, and K. Post. 2019. A new balaenopterid whale from the late Miocene of the Southern North Sea Basin and the evolution of balaenopterid diversity (Cetacea, Mysticeti). PeerJ 7(e6915):1-54

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

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenoptera taiwanica, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Delphinus brachyspondylus, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: Nehalaennia devossi

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Type: Nehalaennia devossi

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Pit De Griete (Miocene of Netherlands)

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