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†family Squalodelphinidae Ginsburg and Janvier 1971 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 53261

Alternative spellings: Squalodelphidae, Squalodelphinae

Full reference: L. Ginsburg and P. Janvier. 1971. Les mamiferes marins des faluns miocenes de la Touraine et de l'Anjou. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Sciences de la Terre 6(22):161-195

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

Sister taxa: Allodelphinidae, Awamokoa, Dalpiazinidae, Diaphorocetus, Platanistidae, Prosqualodontidae, Squalodontidae, Waipatiidae

Subtaxa: Huaridelphis, Medocinia, Notocetus, Phocageneus, Squalodelphis

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Type: Squalodelphis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore