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†family Squalodontidae Brandt 1873 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 42939

Synonym: Mesoceti Dames 1894 (taxon 69706)

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1873. Untersuchungen über die fossilen und subfossilen cetaceen Europa's. Mémoires de L'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg, Series 7 20(1):1-372

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

Sister taxa: Allodelphinidae, Awamokoa, Dalpiazinidae, Platanistidae, Prosqualodontidae, Squalodelphinidae, Waipatiidae

Subtaxa: Austrosqualodon, Eosqualodon, Pachyodon, Phoberodon, Portheodon, Squalodon, Squalodon andrewi, Squalodontinae, Tangaroasaurus, Zeuglodon vredense

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore