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Family Physeteridae Gray 1821 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

Invalid subtaxa: Catodontidae Cuvier 1836, Kogiopsis Kellogg 1929 [nomen dubium], Orca semseyi Bockh 1899 [invalid subgroup], Orcinus semseyi Bockh 1899 [invalid subgroup], Palaeophoca Van Beneden 1859 [nomen nudum], Paleophoca Van Beneden 1859 [nomen nudum], Physeterina Gray 1825, Physotherium Portis 1886 [nomen dubium], Priscophyseter Portis 1886 [nomen dubium], Ziphiola clepsydra Vanden Broeck 1874 [nomen nudum]

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Balaenodon, Brygmophyseter, Diaphorocetus, Eudelphis, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Orycterocetus, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus

Subtaxa: Aulophyseter, Aulophyseterinae, Delphinorhynchus, Epiodon, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetinae, Idiophyseter, Kogiopsis floridana, Orcopsis, Physeter, Physeter antiquus, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physetodon, Physodontidae, Physotherium sotterii, Priscophyseter typus, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore