†superfamily Aetiocetoidea Sanders and Barnes 2002 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

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: Mysticeti according to A. Solis-AƱorve et al. 2019

See also Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005 and Sanders and Barnes 2002

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Borealodon, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Coronodon, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Maiabalaena, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Metasqualodon, Mioceta, Mystacodontidae, Pachycetus, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: Niparajacetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at El Saladito (Oligocene of Mexico)

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