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Suborder Odontoceti Flower 1867 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Neoceti

Alternative spelling: Odontocete

Invalid subtaxa: Agriocetus incertum Brandt 1874 [nomen dubium], Agriocetus incertus Brandt 1874 [nomen dubium], Colophonodon holmesii Leidy 1853 [nomen dubium], Denticete Gray 1864, Lonchodelphis Allen 1924 [nomen dubium], Loncodelphis Allen 1924 [nomen dubium], Monatherium rugosidens Adams 1879 [nomen dubium], Monotherium rugosidens Adams 1879 [nomen dubium], Odontoceta Ameghino 1889, Oligosqualodon wingei Ravn 1926 [invalid subgroup], Phoca rugosidens Adams 1879 [nomen dubium], Prionodelphis rovereti Frenguelli 1922 [nomen dubium], Rhabdosteus Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Rhabodosteus Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Squalodon (Microzeuglodon) wingei Ravn 1926 [invalid subgroup], Squalodon holmesi Leidy 1853 [nomen dubium], Squalodon holmesii Leidy 1853 [nomen dubium], Squalodon incertus Brandt 1874 [nomen dubium], Tretosphrys Cope 1868 [nomen dubium], Tretosphys Cope 1868 [nomen dubium]

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 gabbii, 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 occiduus, Macrochirifer, Macrodelphinus, Microcetus, Microzeuglodon, Miokogia, Miotursiops, Mirocetidae, Monodon spurius, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Oligosqualodon, Palaeoziphius, Pandelphinida, Panphyseteroidea, Papahu, Parapontoporiidae, Parasqualodon, Patriocetus, Pelodelphis, Phoca debilis, Phocaena euxinica, Physeterida, Physetodon, Platanistida, Platanistoidea, Platydelphis, Platyrhynchus, Pontivaga, Pontoplanodidae, Priscodelphinus, Priscodelphinus teres, Priscophyseter, Prolipotes, Prophyseter, Prosqualodon, Proterocetus, Rhabdosteoidea, Rhabdosteus latiradix, Rhinostodes, Sachalinocetus, Saurocetus, Scaptodon, Scaptodon lodderi, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodelphis pusillus, Squalodon crassus, Squalodon kelloggi, Squalodon pelagius, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Stereodelphis, Sulakocetus, Susoidea, Synrhina, Tretosphys grandaevus, Tretosphys ruschenbergeri, Tretosphys uraeus, Uncamentodon, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae, Ziphioidea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore