†family Eomysticetidae Sanders and Barnes 2002 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Eomysticetidae

Full reference: A. E. Sanders and L. G. Barnes. 2002. Paleontology of the Late Oligocene Ashley and Chandler Bridge Formations of South Carolina, 3: Eomysticetidae, a new family of primitive mysticetes (Mammalia: Cetacea). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 93:313-356

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bisconti 2008, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2017, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Hernández Cisneros et al. 2017, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, Okazaki 2012, Rice 2009, Sanders and Barnes 2002, Steeman 2007 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Balaenidae, Balaenomorpha, Cetotheriidae, Cetotheriopsidae, Cetotheriopsis, Cetotherium incertum, Cetotherium klinderi, Cetotherium pusillum, Eomysticetoidea, Halicetus, Megapteropsis, Piscocetus, Plicogulae, Sitsqwayk, Thalassotherii, Tlaxcallicetus, Whakakai

Subtaxa: Eomysticetus Matapanui Micromysticetus Tokarahia Yamatocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Germany (1 collection), Japan (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (4), United States (4: South Carolina)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (2)

Total: 14 collections including 16 occurrences

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