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Clade Odontoceti Flower 1867 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Neoceti

Alternative spelling: Odontocete

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 2014

Sister taxon: Mysticeti

Subtaxa: Agorophiidae, Agorophioidea, Archaeodelphis, Ashleycetidae, Atropatenocetus, Dalpiazinidae, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, Delphinoidea, Eurhinodelphinida, Eurhinodelphinoidea, Hyperoodontoidea, Imerodelphis, Mirocetidae, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Pandelphinida, Papahu, Parapontoporiidae, Patriocetus, Physeterida, Physeteroidea, Platanistida, Platanistidae, Platanistoidea, Platydelphis, Prosqualodon, Rhabdosteoidea, Sachalinocetus, Saurocetus, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Sulakocetus, Synrhina, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae, Ziphioidea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore