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†suborder Archaeoceti Flower 1883 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 42933

Synonyms: Hydrothereuta Ameghino 1889 [objective synonym] (no. 68490), Zeuglodonta Ameghino 1889 (no. 68489), Zeuglodontes Pictet 1853 (no. 105059), Zeuglodontia Pictet 1853 (no. 69265)

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1883. On the arrangement of the Orders and Families of existing Mammalia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1883:178-186

Parent taxon: Cetacea according to A. E. Hernández Cisneros et al. 2017

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, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Ziphius blasii

Subtaxa: Basilosauroidea

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser