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Order Cetacea Brisson 1762 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

Alternative spelling: Cetaceae

Invalid subtaxa: Anarnacus Illiger 1811 [nomen dubium], Anarnak Illiger 1811 [nomen dubium], Carnivorae Gray 1821, Cetotheriomorphus dubius Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Cetotolites nelsoni McCoy 1879 [nomen dubium], Delphinus mongitori Rafinesque 1814 [nomen dubium], Globicephalus eocaenus Ameghino 1901 [nomen nudum], Mesoplodon blasii Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Mesoplodon blasiusi Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Oxypterus Rafinesque 1814 [nomen dubium], Oxypterus mongitori Rafinesque 1814 [nomen dubium], Ziphius blasii Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium]

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

Parent taxon: Cetartiodactyla according to T. A. Jefferson and H. C. Rosenbaum 2014

Sister taxa: Achaenodontidae, Achtiaria, Antiacodontidae, Antiacodontinae, Caenotheriidae, Cebochoeridae, Cetancodontamorpha, Choeropotamoidea, Delahomeryx, Diacodexeidae, Dichobunoidea, Dulcidon, Eolantianus, Eschatiidae, Eurytheriidae, Haplobunodontidae, Helohyinae, Hexacodus, Hidrosotherium, Hsanotherium, Leptochoerinae, Lophiomerycidae, Myanmarius, Neoselenodontia, Nonruminantia, Palaeodonta, Protolabididae, Raoellidae, Raphenacodus, Ruminantiamorpha, Simpsonodus, Suiformes, Suoidea, Tragulohyus, Tylopoda, Whippomorpha, Cetruminantia, Ancodonta, Entelodontoidea

Subtaxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak groenlandicus, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotolites, Cetotolites nelsoni rugosa, Kekenodontidae, Manatus giganteus, Metasqualodon, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Pachypleurus, Pagiodon, Pakicetidae, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Remingtonocetidae, Rhynchoceti, Zeugloceta, Zeuglodon puschii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore