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Clade Odontoceti Flower 1867 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Neoceti

Alternative spelling: Odontocete

Invalid subtaxa: Araeodelphis Kellogg 1957 [nomen dubium], Areodelphis Kellogg 1957 [nomen dubium], Delphinodon debilis Leidy 1857 [nomen dubium], Delphinodon wymani Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Delphinodon wymanii Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Delphinus spurius Fabricius 1780 [nomen dubium], Monodon spurius Fabricius 1780 [nomen dubium], Phoca debilis Leidy 1857 [nomen dubium], Squalodon debilis Leidy 1857 [nomen dubium], Squalodon wymani Cope 1867 [nomen dubium], Squalodon wymanii Cope 1867 [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 2014

Sister taxon: Mysticeti

Subtaxa: Acrodelphidae, Agorophiidae, Araeodelphis natator, Atropatenocetus, Austrosqualodon, Berardiopsis, Cetophis, Champsodelphis, Colophonodon, Delphinapterus orcinus, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, Delphinoidea, Delphinopsis, Delphinus baltringii, Delphinus bessarabicus, Delphinus delannoy, Delphinus restitutensis, Delphinus taramelli, Delphinus vanzelleri, Dinoziphius, Eurhinodelphinida, Eurhinodelphinoidea, Eurhinodelphis minoensis, Graphiodon, Helvicetus, Helvicetus rugosus, Hesperocetus, Homaeocetus, Hyperoodontoidea, Imerodelphis, Kharthlidelphis, Lonchodelphis, Macrochirifer, Microzeuglodon, Miokogia, Mirocetus, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Oligosqualodon, Pandelphinida, Papahu, Parapontoporiidae, Parasqualodon, Patriocetidae, Patriocetus, Phoca rugosidens, Physeterida, Physeteroidea, Platanistida, Platanistoidea, Platydelphis, Prionodelphis, Priscodelphinus, Proinia, Prolipotes, Prosqualodon, Proterocetus, Rhabdosteoidea, Sachalinocetus, Saurocetus, Scaptodon lodderi, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodon crassus, Squalodon kelloggi, Squalodon pelagius, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Sulakocetus, Synrhina, Tretosphys, Tretosphys uraeus, Uncamentodon, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore