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Eschrichtius Gray 1864 (gray whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Eschrichtiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36714

Alternative spelling: Eschrictius

Synonyms: Agaphelus Cope 1868 (no. 63673), Rachianectes Trouessart 1898 (no. 69146), Rhachianectes Trouessart 1898 (no. 63598)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1864. Notes on the Whalebone-Whales; with a Synopsis of the Species. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:345-353

Parent taxon: Eschrichtiidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Archaeschrichtius, Eschrichtioides, Gricetoides

Subtaxa: Cyphonotus, Eschrichtius akishimaensis, Eschrichtius mysticetoides, Eschrichtius robustus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder