Family Pterobalaenidae Gray 1870 (pike whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Pterobalaenidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1870. Observations on the whales described in the Osteographie des Cetaces of MM. Van Beneden and Gervais. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:193-204

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to J. E. Gray 1870

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, 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, Probalaena, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Pterobalaenidae in the database

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