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†subfamily Pithanodelphininae Barnes 1985 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Delphinoidea - 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. C. Whitmore and J. A. Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: Hadrodelphis, Heterodelphis, Kampholophinae, Kentriodontinae, Lophocetinae, Portheus patagonicus, Sarmatodelphis

Subtaxa: Leptodelphis, Pithanodelphis, Sophianacetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore