Superfamily Balaenoidea Flower 1865 (whale)

Mammalia - Balaenoidea

Alternative spelling: Balaenoidae

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1865. Notes on the skeletons of whales in the principal museums of Holland and Belgium, with descriptions of two species apparently new to Science. 1864:384-420

Parent taxon: Balaenomorpha according to M. Bisconti et al. 2017

See also Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bisconti 2003, Bisconti 2008, Bisconti 2012, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1873, Gingerich 2005, Gray 1868, Hay 1930, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1989, Rice 2009, Sanders and Barnes 2002, Steeman 2007 and Steeman 2010

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Balaenoidea in the database

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