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Mysticetes

baleen whales; 11 species including the blue whale.
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The detailed study of the skull remains suggests that the skull belongs to the Suborder Mysticeti, the Family Cetotheriidae and probably to the genus Cephalotropis.
Los Neoceti o cetaceos actuales, constituyen un grupo mono file ti co derivado de los Basilosauridae (Geisler & Sanders, 2003; Uhen, 2004, 2010), este a su vez se divide en dos grupos monofileticos (Geisler & Sanders, 2003) de acuerdo a sus mecanismos de alimentacion, a saber, las ballenas o Mysticeti y los cetaceos dentados u Odontoceti; el registro fosil de este ultimo grupo puede seguirse hasta el Oligoceno Tardio o incluso cerca del limite Eoceno/Oligoceno (Barnes & Goedert, 2000) y esta compuesto por marsopas, delfines y ballenas de esperma.
With seven mysticeti and 25 odontoceti species of cetaceans distributed along the coast (Reyes, 2009), Peru has high potential for developing a responsible whale watching industry with subsequent benefits for coastal communities from tourism (Majluf & Reyes, 1989).