Superfamily Balaenopteroidea Gray 1868 (whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1868. Synopsis of the species of whales and dolphins in the Collection of the British Museum 1-10

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

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bisconti and Bosselaers 2016, Deméré et al. 2005, Dooley et al. 2004, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Gray 1868, Hampe and Ritsche 2011, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1989, Rice 2009, Sanders and Barnes 2002, Steeman 2007 and Steeman 2010

Sister taxa: Cetotheriidae, Cetotherioidea, Tranatocetidae

Subtaxa: Aglaocetus Amphicetus Balaenopteridae Diorocetus Eschrichtiidae Isanacetus Mauicetus Pelocetus Physalidae Thinocetus Tiphyocetus Uranocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), Antarctica (2), Argentina (3), Belgium (1), 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 (1), Japan (19), Morocco (1), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (5), New Caledonia (4), Norway (1), Peru (2), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (2), Spain (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), Sweden (1), Taiwan (3), the United Arab Emirates (2), the United Kingdom (8), United States (27: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ecuador (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (5), Belgium (12), Chile (3), France (1), Italy (24), Japan (11), Libya (1), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (4), New Zealand (2), South Africa (8), Spain (3), Taiwan (2), United States (25: 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 (2: California)

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

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

• Miocene of Argentina (4), Australia (4), Austria (7), Belgium (8), Chile (4), Denmark (2), France (3), Germany (3), Indonesia (2), Iran (1), Italy (3), Japan (15), Mexico (3), the Netherlands (4), New Zealand (6), Panama (1), Peru (5), the Russian Federation (1), Slovenia (2), South Africa (1), United States (31: California, Maryland, Virginia)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Japan (2), Mexico (3), New Zealand (3)

Total: 361 collections including 487 occurrences

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