Suborder Mystacoceti Flower 1867 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

Alternative spelling: Mysticoceti

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1867. Description of the skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and the skull of Pontoporia blainvillii, with remarks on the systematic position of these animals in the Order Cetacea. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6:87-116

Parent taxon: Cetacea according to H. Gadow 1898

See also Abel 1914, Abel 1919, Case 1904, Cope 1889, Flores 1895, Flower 1867, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gregory 1910, Hay 1902, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Parker and Haswell 1897, Portis 1925, Rice 1998, Slijper 1936, Turner 1912, Van Deinse 1931, Weber 1904, Weber 1928 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Mystacoceta, Nanisocetus, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Oxypterus, Pachycetus, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Ziphius blasii, Balanadae

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Mystacoceti in the database

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