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Order Cetacea Brisson 1762 (whale)

Osteichthyes

PaleoDB taxon number: 36652

Alternative spelling: Cetaceae

Synonym: Carnivorae Gray 1821 (taxon 95913)

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Parent taxon: Mammalia according to R. W. Boessenecker and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Acrotheria, Allotheria, Ameghinichnidae, Amphidontidae, Anagonia, Anagonia insulata, Anisorhizus, Anisorhizus atriarius, Apotheria, Aquila antiqua, Aquila ferox, Archaeorycteropus patagonicus, Arrhinolemuroidea, Atlasodon, Australosphenida, Bellua, Bondesiidae, Bunotheria, Cimolomidae, Diplocynodontidae, Diplodon ampliatus, Diplodonops, Dipodiscidae, Dipriodontidae, Ditremata, Docodonta, Eopentapodiscidae, Eotetrapodiscus, Eotheria, Erecta, Eutriconodonta, Eutrochodon, Ferugliotheriidae, Florentinoameghinia, Fruitafossor, Gobiotheriodon, Hakusanodon, Helioseus, Heterolophodon, Holotheria, Homunculus imago, Hypotheria, Hypsiprymnopsis, Isolophodon aplanatus, Jeholodentidae, Juchilestes, Kuehneotheriidae, Lambdaconus, Lambdaconus suinus, Likhoeletherium, Lophiodolodus, Lufengoconodon, Malutitetrapodiscus, Malutitetrasauropodiscus, Marsupialia, Marsupionta, Microderson, Molapopentapodiscus, Morganucodonta, Natantia, Necrolestidae, Ovovivipara, Pachydermata, Pachypithecus, Pachypithecus macrognathus, Paraeopentapodiscidae, Phoca aegyptiaca, Phoca aegyptiaca antiqua, Picunia, Plagiocoelus, Pleurodon, Polyprotodonta, Praephoca, Prensiculantia, Promammalia, Proplanodus, Proplanodus adnepos, Prostylophorus, Prostylophorus margeriei, Protobradidae, Protobradys, Protobradys harmonicus, Ptolemaiida, Radinskya, Sarcobora, Schadipes, Simioidea, Sororyctidae, Stenogenium aenigmaticum, Subungulata, Sukotyro, Thereuodontidae, Theriamorpha, Tikitherium, Trichechus hydropithecus, Tricorynopus, Tricuspes, Trilobodon, Vincelestes, Volaticotheria, Wanotherium, Yinotheria

Subtaxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Basilosauroidea, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Metasqualodon, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Oxypterus, Pachypleurus, Pagiodon, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhabodosteus, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Zeuglodon puschii, Ziphius blasii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore