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Suborder Odontoceti Flower 1867 (whale)

Mammalia - Neoceti

Alternative spelling: Odontocete

Synonyms: Denticete Gray 1864, Odontoceta Ameghino 1889

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: Acrodelphidae, Agabelus, Agorophiidae, Agriocetus, Atropatenocetus, Austrosqualodon, Balaenodon, Belosphys, Berardiopsis, Cetophis, Champsodelphis, Colophonodon, Delphinapterus orcinus, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, 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, Megalodelphis, Microcetus, Microzeuglodon, Miokogia, Miotursiops, Mirocetus, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Oligosqualodon, Palaeoziphius, Pandelphinida, Papahu, Parapontoporiidae, Parasqualodon, Patriocetidae, Patriocetus, Pelodelphis, Phoca debilis, Phoca rugosidens, Phocaena euxinica, Physeterida, Physeteroidea, Platanistida, Platanistoidea, Platydelphis, Pontivaga, Prionodelphis, Priscodelphinus, Priscodelphinus teres, Proinia, Prolipotes, Prophyseter, Prosqualodon, Proterocetus, Rhabdosteoidea, Rhinostodes, Rhytisodon, Saurocetus, Scaptodon, Scaptodon lodderi, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodon crassus, Squalodon kelloggi, Squalodon pelagius, Squalodon wymanii, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Stereodelphis, Susoidea, Synrhina, Tretosphys, Tretosphys uraeus, Uncamentodon, Waipatiidae, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore