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Family Platanistidae Gray 1846 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 42941

Alternative spelling: Platanistina

Synonym: Susuidae Hershkovitz 1966 (taxon 69673)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

Parent taxon: Platanistoidea according to A. T. Boersma et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Allodelphinidae, Aondelphis, Awamokoa, Dalpiazinidae, Platanidelphidi, Prosqualodontidae, Squalodelphinidae, Squalodontidae, Urkudelphis, Waipatiidae

Subtaxa: Araeodelphis, Argyrocetinae, Dilophodelphis, Pachyacanthus, Platanista, Platanistinae, Pomatodelphininae, Pomatodelphis, Tachyrgrhynchus, Zarhachis

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Ecology: scansorial piscivore