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Suborder Odontoceti Flower 1867 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Alternative spelling: Odontocete

Invalid subtaxa: Acrodelphidae Abel 1905 [invalid subgroup], Acrodelphinidae Abel 1905 [invalid subgroup], Agabelus Cope 1875 [nomen dubium], Agriocetus Abel 1914 [nomen dubium], Australosqualodon Climo and Baker 1972 [nomen dubium], Austrosqualodon Climo and Baker 1972 [nomen dubium], Balaenodon Owen 1846 [nomen dubium], Belosphys Cope 1875 [nomen dubium], Berardiopsis Portis 1886 [nomen dubium], Campsodelphis True 1907 [nomen dubium], Champsodelphis True 1907 [nomen dubium], Champsodelphis bessarabicus Nordmann 1860 [nomen dubium], Champsodelphis euxinicus Nordmann 1860 [nomen dubium], Chamsodelphis True 1907 [nomen dubium], Delphinapterus orcinus Cope 1875 [nomen dubium], Delphinodon debilis Leidy 1857 [nomen dubium], Delphinodon wymani Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Delphinodon wymanii Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Delphinopsis Muller 1853 [nomen dubium], Delphinus baltringii Van Beneden 1876 [nomen dubium], Delphinus bessarabicus Nordmann 1860 [nomen dubium], Delphinus delannoy Van Beneden 1860 [nomen dubium], Delphinus delannoyi Van Beneden 1860 [nomen dubium], Delphinus restitutensis Deperet 1887 [nomen dubium], Delphinus taramelli de Zigno 1875 [nomen dubium], Delphinus vanzelleri Fourtau 1918 [nomen dubium], Denticete Gray 1864, Dinoziphius Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 [nomen dubium], Eurhinodelphis minoensis Okazaki 1976 [nomen dubium], Eurhinodelphis sassariensis Capellini 1887 [nomen dubium], Graphiodon Leidy 1870 [nomen dubium], Helvicetus Pilleri 1986 [nomen dubium], Helvicetus rugosus Pilleri 1986 [nomen dubium], Hesperocetus True 1912 [nomen dubium], Hesperoinia Monchamart Zei 1956 [nomen dubium], Homaeocetus Du Bus 1867 [nomen dubium], Homocetus Du Bus 1867 [nomen dubium], Homocetus villersii Du Bus 1867 [nomen dubium], Ixacanthis Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Ixacanthus Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Karthlidelphis Mchedlidze and Pilleri 1988 [nomen dubium], Kharthlidelphis Mchedlidze and Pilleri 1988 [nomen dubium], Lonchodelphis Allen 1924 [nomen dubium], Microcetus Kellogg 1923 [nomen dubium], Microzeuglodon Stromer 1903 [nomen dubium], Miokogia Pilleri 1986 [nomen dubium], Miotursiops Deraniyagala 1969 [nomen dubium], Monatherium rugosidens Adams 1879 [nomen dubium], Monotherium rugosidens Adams 1879 [nomen dubium], Odontoceta Ameghino 1889, Oligosqualodon Rothausen 1970 [nomen nudum], Palaeoziphius Abel 1905 [nomen dubium], Parasqualodon Hall 1911 [nomen dubium], Pelodelphis Kellogg 1955 [nomen dubium], Phoca debilis Leidy 1857 [nomen dubium], Phoca rugosidens Adams 1879 [nomen dubium], Phocaena euxinica Nordmann 1860 [nomen dubium], Platydelphis Du Bus 1872 [nomen dubium], Pontivaga Ameghino 1891 [nomen dubium], Prioinia True 1909 [nomen dubium], Prionodelphis Frenguelli 1922 [nomen dubium], Priscodelphinus Leidy 1851 [nomen dubium], Priscodelphinus teres Du Bus 1872 [nomen nudum], Priscodelphinus uraeus Cope 1869 [nomen dubium], Proinia True 1909 [nomen dubium], Prolipotes Zhou et al. 1984 [nomen dubium], Prophyseter Abel 1905 [nomen dubium], Rhabdosteus Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Rhinostodes Du Bus 1868 [nomen dubium], Rhynostodes Du Bus 1868 [nomen dubium], Rhytisodon Costa 1852 [nomen dubium], Scaptodon Chapman 1918 [nomen dubium], Scaptodon lodderi Chapman 1918 [nomen dubium], Squalodon (Microzeuglodon) Stromer 1903 [nomen dubium], Squalodon crassus Allen 1926 [nomen dubium], Squalodon debilis Leidy 1857 [nomen dubium], Squalodon kelloggi Rothausen 1968 [nomen dubium], Squalodon pelagium Leidy 1869 [nomen dubium], Squalodon pelagius Leidy 1869 [nomen dubium], Squalodon wymani Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Squalodon wymanii Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Stereodelphis Gervais 1848 [nomen dubium], Tretosphys Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Tretosphys uraeus Cope 1869 [nomen dubium], Uncamentodon Rothausen 1970 [nomen nudum]

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1867. Description of the skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and the skull of Pontoporia blainvillii, with remarks on the systematic position of these animals in the Order Cetacea. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6:87-116

Parent taxon: Neoceti according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

Sister taxon: Mysticeti

Subtaxa: Acrodelphinae, Agorophiidae, Atropatenocetus, Austrosqualodon trirhizodonta, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, Eurhinodelphinida, Eurhinodelphinoidea, Hyperoodontoidea, Imerodelphis, Microzeuglodon caucasicum, Mirocetus, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Oligosqualodon wingei, Pandelphinida, Parapontoporiidae, Patriocetidae, Patriocetus, Physeterida, Physeteroidea, Platanistida, Platanistoidea, Prophyseter dolloi, Prosqualodon, Rhabdosteoidea, Saurocetus, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Susoidea, Synrhina, Waipatiidae, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore