Cetotheriophanes Brandt 1873 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative spelling: Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes)

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1873. Untersuchungen über die fossilen und subfossilen cetaceen Europa's. Mémoires de L'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg, Series 7 20(1):1-372

Parent taxon: Balaenopteridae according to A. Berta 2017

See also Brandt 1873, Deméré et al. 2005, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1931, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Palmer 1904, Simpson 1945 and True 1912

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenoptera taiwanica, Balaenopterinae, Delphinus brachyspondylus, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Plesiocetus, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: Cetotheriophanes capellinii

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Type: Cetotheriophanes capellinii

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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