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Family Balaenidae Gray 1821 (right whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 42978

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to M. R. Buono et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: none

Type: Balaena

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder