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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, Apotheria, Aquila antiqua, Aquila ferox, Archaeorycteropus patagonicus, Arrhinolemuroidea, Atlasodon, Australosphenida, Bellua, Bondesiidae, Bunotheria, Cimolomidae, Diplocynodontidae, Dipodiscidae, Dipriodontidae, Ditremata, Docodonta, Eopentapodiscidae, Eotetrapodiscus, Eotheria, Erecta, Eutriconodonta, Ferugliotheriidae, Florentinoameghinia, Florentinoameghinia mystica, Fruitafossor, Gobiotheriodon, Hakusanodon, Helioseus, Holotheria, Hypotheria, Hypsiprymnopsis, Ilerdoryctes, Jeholodentidae, Juchilestes, Kuehneotheriidae, Likhoeletherium, Lophiodolodus, Lufengoconodon, Malutitetrapodiscus, Malutitetrasauropodiscus, Marsupialia, Marsupionta, Microderson, Molapopentapodiscus, Monotremata, Natantia, Ovovivipara, Pachydermata, Paraeopentapodiscidae, Phoca aegyptiaca, Phoca aegyptiaca antiqua, Pleurodon, Polyprotodonta, Praephoca, Prensiculantia, Promammalia, Protobradidae, Protobradys, Protobradys harmonicus, Ptolemaiida, Sarcobora, Schadipes, Simioidea, Sororyctidae, Subungulata, Sukotyro, Thereuodontidae, Theriamorpha, Tikitherium, Trichechus hydropithecus, Tricorynopus, Tricuspes, Vincelestes, Volaticotheria, Wanotherium, Yinotheria

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

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore