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Taxon: Order Cetacea Brisson, 1762 (mammal)
Classification by:

Phylum Chordata Bateson, 1885 - chordates
   Subphylum Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - vertebrates
     Class Mammalia Linnaeus, 1758 - mammals
       Order Cetacea Brisson, 1762 - whales, dolphins, and porpoises see Suborder Cetacea (Brisson, 1762) M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell, 1997
         Family †Acrodelphidae Abel, 1905 see Family Acrodelphinidae (Abel, 1905) Rice, in Anderson & Jones, 1984
         Family †Aetiocetidae Emlong, 1966
         Family †Agorophiidae Abel, 1913
         Family †Albireonidae Barnes, 1984
         Family Balaenidae (Gray, 1821) Gray, 1825 - right whales
         Family Balaenopteridae Gray, 1864 - rorquals
         Family †Basilosauridae Cope, 1868
         Family †Cetotheriidae (Brandt, 1872) Miller, 1923
         Family †Dalpiazinidae de Muizon, 1988
         Family Delphinidae Gray, 1821 - marine dolphins
         Family Eschrichtiidae Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951 - gray whale see Subfamily Eschrichtiinae (Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951) M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell, 1997
         Family †Kentriodontidae (Slijper, 1936) Slijper, 1958
         Family †Llanocetidae Mitchell, 1989
         Family Monodontidae Gray, 1821 - white whales
         Family †Odobenocetopsidae de Muizon, 1993
         Family Phocoenidae Gray, 1825 - porpoises
         Family Physeteridae Gray, 1821 - sperm whales
         Family Platanistidae (Gray, 1846) Gray, 1868 - river dolphins
         Family Pontoporiidae (Gray, 1870) Kasuya, 1973 - franciscana, La Plata dolphin
         Family †Protocetidae Stromer, 1908
         Family †Remingtonocetidae Kumar & Sahni, 1986
         Family †Rhabdosteidae Gill, 1871
         Family †Squalodontidae Brandt, 1873 - shark-toothed whales
         Family †Waipatiidae
         Family †Zignodelphidae
         Family Ziphiidae (Gray, 1850) Gray, 1865 - beaked whales see Family Hyperoodontidae (Gray, 1846) Gray, 1866

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