†family Aetiocetidae Emlong 1966 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Aetiocetidae

Full reference: D. Emlong. 1966. A new archaic cetacean from the Oligocene of Northwest Oregon. Bulletin of the Museum of Natural History, University of Oregon 3:1-51

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Barnes et al. 1985, Barnes et al. 1995, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bisconti 2008, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, Emlong 1966, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 1982, Fordyce 2003, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Hernández Cisneros et al. 2017, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, Marx et al. 2015, Mchedlidze 1976, McKenna and Bell 1997, Peredo and Pyenson 2018, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Sanders and Barnes 2002, Steeman 2007 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: 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, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: Aetiocetinae Aetiocetus Ashorocetus Chonecetinae Chonecetus Fucaia Morawanocetinae Salishicetus Tohoraata Waharoa Willungacetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), Japan (5), Mexico (4), New Zealand (6), United States (11: Oregon, Washington)

Total: 29 collections including 34 occurrences

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