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†subfamily Pithanodelphininae Barnes 1985 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Kentriodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 71827

Alternative spelling: Pithanodelphinae

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1985. The Late Miocene dolphin Pithanodelphis Abel, 1905 (Cetacea: Kentriodontidae) from California. Contributions in Science 367:1-27

Parent taxon: Kentriodontidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Heterodelphis, Kampholophinae, Kampholophos, Kentriodon, Kentriodontinae, Lamprolithax, Lophocetinae, Microphocaena, Portheus patagonicus, Rudicetus, Wimahl

Subtaxa: Leptodelphis, Sarmatodelphis, Sophianacetus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore