Subfamily Agaphelinae Gray 1870 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Alternative spelling: Agaphelidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1870. Observations on the whales described in the Osteographie des Cetaces of MM. Van Beneden and Gervais. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:193-204

Parent taxon: Balaenopteridae according to T. Gill 1872

See also Gill 1871 and Gray 1870

Sister taxa: 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, Nehalaennia, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: none

Type: Agaphelus

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Agaphelinae in the database

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