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Family Monodontidae Gray 1821 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 42963

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Delphinoidea according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Albireonidae, Delphinidae, Eurhinodelphis pacificus, Graamocetus, Odobenocetopsidae, Oedolithax, Palaeophocaena, Phocoenidae, Prionodelphis, Protodelphinus, Sinanodelphis

Subtaxa: Bohaskaia, Delphinapterinae, Delphinapterus, Denebola, Monodon, Monodontinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore