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Paleo Profile: The Purgatoire River's Whale Fish
Along with other research that has identified and named the giant Bonnerichthys and planktivorous sharks, Schumacher and coauthors point out that there was a wide array of filter-feeding fish throughout Cretaceous time. This is about more than species ...
Archaeologists unearth 'big-mouthed' fish from Cretaceous Period
A planktivorous diet, also called suspension-feeding, is known among some specialized aquatic vertebrates today, including the Blue Whale, Manta Ray and Whale Shark. The name Rhinconichthys means a fish like the Whale Shark, Rhincodon.
Fossils of Ancient Filter-feeding Fish Discovered in Colorado
Modern animals that subsist on a planktivorous, or plankton-eating, diet primarily include mammals like blue whales and other baleen whales, as well as manta rays and whale sharks.
100-Million-Year Dynasty of Giant Planktivorous Bony Fishes in the Mesozoic Seas
Large-bodied suspension feeders (planktivores), which include the most massive animals to have ever lived, are conspicuously absent from Mesozoic marine environments. The only clear representatives of this trophic guild in the Mesozoic have been an ...
Muppet-Faced Fish Swam Alongside Dinosaurs
This "planktivorous" diet, also known as suspension feeding, is still used by marine vertebrates today, including the blue whale, manta ray and whale shark.

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