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Order Cetacea Brisson 1762 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

Alternative spelling: Cetaceae

Invalid subtaxa: Anarnacus Illiger 1811 [nomen dubium], Anarnak Illiger 1811 [nomen dubium], Archaeocetus Sinzow 1898 [nomen dubium], Berardiopsis Portis 1886 [nomen dubium], Berardiopsis pliocaenus Portis 1886 [nomen dubium], Cetotheriomorphus dubius Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Cetotolites McCoy 1879 [nomen dubium], Delphinapterus (Pachypleurus) Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Globicephalus eocaenus Ameghino 1901 [nomen nudum], Manatus giganteus DeKay 1842 [nomen dubium], Mesoplodon blasii Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Mesoplodon blasiusi Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Mesotaria leclerci Delfortrie 1872 [nomen dubium], Mesotaria leclercii Delfortrie 1872 [nomen dubium], Metasqualodon Hall 1911 [nomen dubium], Otaria leclercii Delfortrie 1872 [nomen dubium], Oxypterus Rafinesque 1814 [nomen dubium], Pachypleurus Brandt 1873 [nomen dubium], Pagiodon Peters 1870 [nomen dubium], Palaeocetus Seeley 1865 [nomen dubium], Pristinocetus Trouessart 1898 [nomen dubium], Procetus [nomen nudum], Trichechus giganteus DeKay 1842 [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, Ancodonta, Anthracotheriidae, Antiacodontidae, Antiacodontinae, Caenotheriidae, Cebochoeridae, Cetancodontamorpha, Choeropotamoidea, Diacodexeidae, Dichobunoidea, Dichodontidae, Dulcidon, Eolantianus, Eurytheriidae, Haplobunodontidae, Helohyinae, Hexacodus, Hidrosotherium, Hippopotamidae, Hsanotherium, Leptochoerinae, Lophiomerycidae, Merycopotamidae, Myanmarius, Neoselenodontia, Nonruminantia, Raoellidae, Raphenacodus, Ruminantiamorpha, Suidae, Suiformes, Tayassuidae, Tragulohyus, Tylopoda, Whippomorpha

Subtaxa: Ambulocetidae, Archaeoceti, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Kekenodontidae, Metasqualodon harwoodi, Pagiodon grandis, Pakicetidae, Pelagiceti, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Remingtonocetidae, Rhynchoceti, Zeugloceta

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore