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Suborder Odontoceti Flower 1867 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Neoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 42937

Alternative spelling: Odontocete

Synonyms: Denticete Gray 1864 (no. 69275), Odontoceta Ameghino 1889 (no. 81230)

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 Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxon: Mysticeti

Subtaxa: Acrodelphidae, Agorophiidae, Agorophioidea, Agriocetus, Araeodelphis, Archaeodelphis, Argyrocetus, Ashleycetidae, Atropatenocetus, Austrosqualodon, Belosphys, Cetophis, Champsodelphis, Chilcacetus, Colophonodon, Dalpiazinidae, Delphinapterus orcinus, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, Delphinodon mento, Delphinoidea, Delphinopsis, Delphinus baltringii, Delphinus bessarabicus, Delphinus delannoy, Delphinus restitutensis, Delphinus taramelli, Delphinus vanzelleri, Dinoziphius, Eurhinodelphinida, Eurhinodelphinoidea, Eurhinodelphis minoensis, Eurhinodelphis sassariensis, Graphiodon, Helvicetus, Helvicetus rugosus, Hesperocetus, Hesperoinia, Homaeocetus, Homocetus villersii, Hyperoodontoidea, Imerodelphis, Ixacanthus, Kharthlidelphis, Lonchodelphis, Macrochirifer, Macrodelphinus, Microcetus, Microzeuglodon, Miokogia, Miotursiops, Mirocetidae, Monodon spurius, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Oligosqualodon, Palaeoziphius, Pandelphinida, Panphyseteroidea, Papahu, Parapontoporiidae, Parasqualodon, Patriocetus, Pelodelphis, Phoca debilis, Phoca rugosidens, Phocaena euxinica, Physeterida, Physetodon, Platanistida, Platanistoidea, Platydelphis, Platyrhynchus, Pontivaga, Pontoplanodidae, Priscodelphinus, Priscodelphinus teres, Priscophyseter, Prolipotes, Prophyseter, Prosqualodon, Proterocetus, Rhabdosteoidea, Rhabdosteus, Rhinostodes, Sachalinocetus, Saurocetus, Scaptodon, Scaptodon lodderi, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodelphis pusillus, Squalodon (Microzeuglodon) wingei, Squalodon crassus, Squalodon kelloggi, Squalodon pelagius, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Stereodelphis, Sulakocetus, Susoidea, Synrhina, Tretosphys, Tretosphys uraeus, Uncamentodon, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae, Ziphioidea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore