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Family Platanistidae Gray 1846 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceta

Alternative spelling: Platanistina

Synonym: Susuidae Hershkovitz 1966

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

Parent taxon: Odontoceta according to F. Ameghino 1894

Sister taxa: Acrodelphidae, Agorophiidae, Agorophioidea, Agriocetus, Araeodelphis, Archaeodelphis, Ashleycetidae, Atropatenocetus, Austrosqualodon, Belosphys, Berardiopsis, Cetophis, Champsodelphis, Chilcacetus, Colophonodon, Dalpiazinidae, Delphinapterus orcinus, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, 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, Microcetus, Microzeuglodon, Miokogia, Miotursiops, Mirocetidae, Monodon spurius, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Oligosqualodon, Palaeoziphius, Pandelphinida, Papahu, Parapontoporiidae, Parasqualodon, Patriocetus, Pelodelphis, Phoca debilis, Phoca rugosidens, Phocaena euxinica, Physeterida, Physeteroidea, Platanistida, Platanistoidea, Platydelphis, Platyrhynchus, Pontivaga, Prionodelphis, Priscodelphinus, Priscodelphinus teres, Proinia, Prolipotes, Prophyseter, Prosqualodon, Proterocetus, Rhabdosteoidea, Rhinostodes, Rhytisodon, Sachalinocetus, Saurocetus, Scaptodon, Scaptodon lodderi, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodon crassus, Squalodon kelloggi, Squalodon pelagius, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Stereodelphis, Sulakocetus, Synrhina, Tretosphys, Tretosphys uraeus, Uncamentodon, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae, Ziphioidea, Susoidea, Pontoplanodidae

Subtaxa: Argyrocetinae, Pachyacanthus, Platanistinae, Pomatodelphininae, Pomatodelphis, Susu

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore