Eurhinodelphinidae

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Eurhinodelphinidae
Temporal range: 28.4–1.81Ma
Oligocene to Pliocene[1]
Macrodelphinus kelloggi.jpg
Macrodelphinus and Eurhinodelphis.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Infraorder: Eurhinodelphinida
Family: Eurhinodelphinidae
Genera

see text

Synonyms
  • Rhabdosteidae
  • Eurhinodelphis salentinus
  • Phocaenopsis
  • Phocaenopsis scheynensis

Eurhinodelphinidae is an extinct family of toothed whales which lived from the Oligocene to the Pliocene.[1] Members of the family possessed an elongated jaw similar in appearance to a swordfish.

Taxonomy[edit]

Skeleton of Xiphiacetus sp.

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