Clade Balaenomorpha Geisler and Sanders 2003 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Full reference: J. H. Geisler and A. E. Sanders. 2003. Morphological Evidence for the Phylogeny of Cetacea. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 10(1/2):23-129

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

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti 2008, Bisconti 2014, Bisconti and Bosselaers 2016, Bisconti et al. 2013, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Hampe and Ritsche 2011 and Marx et al. 2016

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

Subtaxa: Balaenoidea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Balaenomorpha in the database

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