Family Cetotheriidae Brandt 1872 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Alternative spellings: Cetotheriinae, Cetotherinae

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1872. Uber eine neue Classification der Bartenwale (Balaenoidea) mit Berucksichtigung der untergegangenen Gattungen derselben. Bulletin d L'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de St. Petersbourg 26:113-130

Parent taxon: Plicogulae according to M. R. Buono et al. 2017

See also Barnes et al. 1985, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bisconti 2014, Bisconti et al. 2013, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Brandt 1873, Brandt 1874, Canto et al. 2010, Carroll 1988, Cozzuol 1996, El Adli et al. 2014, Fordyce 2003, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Gol'din 2018, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Goldin et al. 2014, Goldin and Startsev 2017, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Keyes 1973, Kimura and Hasegawa 2010, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2017, Mchedlidze 1984, McKenna and Bell 1997, Miller 1923, Mitchell 1989, Otsuka and Ota 2008, Pilleri 1990, Pilleri and Pilleri 1989, Riabinin 1934, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Sanders and Barnes 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Steeman 2010, Tanaka et al. 2018, Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012, Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991, Whitmore 1984, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008, Whitmore and Sanders 1977 and Yoshida et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Balaenopteroidea, Cetotherioidea, Tranatocetidae

Subtaxa: Cephalotropis Cetotheriinae Ciuciulea Eucetotherium Herentalia Herpetocetinae Heterocetus Hibacetus Imerocetus Joumocetus Metopocetus Neobalaeninae Palaeobalaena Piscobalaena Titanocetus Tiucetus Vampalus

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Type: Cetotherium

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Australia (5), Azerbaijan (1), Chile (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), New Zealand (2), South Africa (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: California, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Belgium (7), Italy (6), Japan (10), the Netherlands (1), United States (28: California, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1), Japan (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of Ukraine (2)

• Miocene of Angola (1), Argentina (2), Australia (6), Austria (1), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (3), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), France (1), Georgia (2), Germany (2), Japan (17), Mexico (2), Moldova (1), the Netherlands (5), Peru (11), Portugal (2), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (10), San Marino (1), Spain (4), Ukraine (9), United States (26: California, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Mexico (4)

Total: 192 collections including 219 occurrences

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