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There are two genera of sperm whale (Physeter and Kogia). Some authors consider them to belong in the same family (Physeteridae), others put Kogia in a separate family, Kogiidae. I chose the first option (very much arbitrarily, I confess :-) and hence I removed the indication that there is only one species in family Physeteridae. The alternative would have been to add Kogiidae to the list (which is surely perfectly fine, but heck one has to choose one way or the other). Tjunier 09:49, 2004 Mar 10 (UTC)

Hi Tjunier. You did the right thing. Could you please cast your eye over Sperm Whale family. Thanks. Pete/Pcb21 (talk) 09:57, 10 Mar 2004 (UTC)
On the other hand, I just looked at Cetacea and there I found that Kogia is listed under Kogiidae. I thus chose option #2 (add Kogiidae to the list) in order to have a coherent taxonomy. Oh well... Tjunier 10:44, 2004 Mar 10 (UTC)

Sotalia[edit]

I have edited Sotalia (the Template:Sotalia taxonomy) to include the species Sotalia guianensis Costero. If you click on the edit tab of Sotalia you will see this edit, however Sotalia guianensis is not appearing in the taxonomic listing. Does somebody know why, and can they fix it and/or let me know how to fix this. For justification, look at the Tucuxi and Costero pages. Killidude (talk) 11:05, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Taxonomy section[edit]

I am interested as to the usage of templates for the taxonomy section of the article. Unless one knows how to edit the templates it becomes very hard to make usefull additions and corrections. for example while this is the main article for Odontoceti there is no mention at all any extinct members of the family. I was going to add family Kentriodontidae to the taxonomy but I have no idea what to do to add it. I would also not this is the only wiki article which I have come across which uses this format. --Kevmin (talk) 22:00, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Extinct taxa[edit]

Here are the families of extinct Odontoceti, per The paleobioloy Database and including incertae sedis taxa, which are missing from the taxonomy section.
Infraorder Delphinida

Superfamily Delphinoidea
Family Albireonidae
Genus Albireo
Family Delphinidae
Subfamily Delphininae
Genus Delphinus
Species †Delphinus baltringii
Species †Delphinus delannoy
Species †Delphinus domeykoi
Subfamily Orcininae
Genus †Arimidelphis
Genus †Hemisyntrachelus
Subfamily Stenoninae
Genus †Astadelphis
Subfamily incertae sedis
Genus †Anacharsis
Genus †Australodelphis
Genus Lagenorhynchus (syn. Electra, Sagmatias)
Species †Lagenorhynchus harmatuki
Family †Kentriodontidae
Subfamily Kentriodontinae
Genus Belonodelphis
Genus Delphinodon
Genus Incacetus
Genus Kentriodon (syn. Grypolithax)
Genus Macrokentriodon
Genus Microphocaena
Genus Rudicetus
Genus Tagicetus
Subfamily Lophocetinae
Genus Hadrodelphis
Genus Liolithax
Genus Lophocetus
Subfamily Pithanodelphininae
Genus Atocetus
Genus Leptodelphis
Genus Pithanodelphis
Genus Sophianacetus (syn. Mediocris)
Subfamily incertae sedis
Genus Sarmatodelphis
Genus Kampholophos
Family Monodontidae
Subfamily Delphinapterinae
Genus † Denebola
Family † Odobenocetopsidae
Genus Odobenocetops
Family Phocoenidae
Subfamily Phocoeninae
Genus †Australithax
Genus †Lomacetus
Genus †Loxolithax
Subfamily Phocoeninae
Genus †Piscolithax (syn. Piscorhynchus)
Genus †Salumiphocaena
Subfamily incertae sedis
Genus †Haborophocoena
Genus †Numataphocoena
Genus †Septemriocetus
Familia incertae sedis
Genus †Delphinavus
Genus †Graamocetus
Genus †Lamprolithax
Genus †Miodelphis
Genus †Nannolithax
Genus †Oedolithax
Genus †Oligodelphis
Genus †Palaeophocaena
Genus †Platylithax
Genus †Protodelphinus
Genus †Sinanodelphis
Superfamily Inioidea
Family Iniidae
Genus †Goniodelphis
Genus †Ischyrorhynchus
Genus †Saurocetes
Family Pontoporiidae
Subfamily Brachydelphininae
Genus †Brachydelphis
Genus †Protophocaena
Subfamily Pontoporiinae
Genus †Pliopontos
Genus †Pontistes
Subfamily incertae sedis
Genus †Stenasodelphis
Superfamily Lipotoidea
Family Lipotidae
Genus †Parapontoporia
Superfamily incertae sedis
Family †Agorophiidae
Genus Agorophius
Family †Patriocetidae
Genus Patriocetus
Family †Simocetidae
Genus Simocetus
Family †Xenorophidae
Genus Albertocetus
Genus Archaeodelphis
Genus Xenorophus
Genus †Heterodelphis
Genus †Pachyacanthus

Infraorder Eurhinodelphinida

Superfamily †Eurhinodelphinoidea
Family Eoplatanistidae
Genus Eoplatanista (syn. Zignodelphis)
Family Eurhinodelphinidae
Genus Argyrocetus (syn. Doliodelphis)
Genus Ceterhinops
Genus Eurhinodelphis
Genus Iniopsis
Genus Macrodelphinus
Genus Mycteriacetus
Genus Schizodelphis (syn. Platyrhynchus, Cyrtodelphis, Schizodelphis pseudodelphis)
Genus Squaloziphius
Genus Vanbreenia
Genus Xiphiacetus
Genus Ziphiodelphis

Infraorder Physeterida

Superfamily Physeteroidea
Family Kogiidae
Subfamily Kogiinae
Genus †Aprixokogia
Subfamily †Scaphokogiinae
Genus Scaphokogia
Subfamily incertae sedis
Genus †Praekogia
Family Physeteridae
Subfamily †Aulophyseterinae
Genus Aulophyseter
Subfamily †Hoplocetinae
Genus Diaphorocetus (syn. Hypocetus, Paracetus, Mesocetus),
Genus Hoplocetus
Genus Idiorophus (syn. Apenophyseter)
Genus Preaulophyseter
Genus Scaldicetus (syn. Scaldicetus crispus, Eucetus, Physodon, Eudelphis, Palaeodelphis)
Subfamily Physeterinae
Genus †Idiophyseter
Genus †Orycterocetus (syn. Gargantuodon)
Genus Physeter (syn. Meganeuron, Catodon, Orthodon, Megistosaurus, Cetus, Physalus)
Species †Physeter antiquus
Species †Physeter vetus (syn. P. antiquus?)
Genus †Physeterula
Genus †Placoziphius
Subfamily incertae sedis
Genus †Brygmophyseter
Genus †Ferecetotherium
Genus †Kogiopsis
Genus †Prophyseter
Family incertae sedis
Genus †Acrophyseter
Genus †Zygophyseter
Superfamily Ziphioidea
Family Ziphiidae
Subfamily Berardiinae
Genus †Archaeoziphius
Genus †Microberardius
Subfamily Hyperoodontinae
Genus †Africanacetus
Genus †Ihlengesi
Genus †Khoikhoicetus
Genus Mesoplodon
Species †Mesoplodon longirostris
Species †Mesoplodon tumidirostris
Subfamily Ziphiinae
Genus †Aporotus
Genus †Beneziphius
Genus †Caviziphius
Genus †Cetorhynchus
Genus †Choneziphius (syn. Proroziphius)
Genus †Izikoziphius
Genus †Messapicetus
Genus †Ninoziphius
Genus †Tusciziphius
Genus †Ziphirostrum (syn. Mioziphius)
Genus Ziphius (syn. Petrorhynchus, Aliama, Diodon, Hypodon, Ziphiorhynchus)
Species †Ziphius compressus
Subfamily incertae sedis
Genus †Anoplonassa
Genus †Belemnoziphius
Genus †Eboroziphius (syn. Ziphiopsis servatus)
Genus †Nenga
Genus †Pelycorhamphus
Genus †Pterocetus
Genus †Xhosacetus

Infraorder Platanistida (sny. Squaloceti)

Superfamily Platanistoidea (syn.Squalodontoidea)
Family †Allodelphinidae
Genus Allodelphis
Family †Dalpiazinidae
Genus Dalpiazina
Family Platanistidae (syn. Susuidae)
Genus Platanista
Species †Platanista croatica
Genus †Pomatodelphis
Genus †Prepomatodelphis
Genus †Zarhachis
Family †Prosqualodontidae
Genus Prosqualodon
Family †Squalodelphinidae (syn. Microcetus hectori)
Genus Medocinia
Genus Notocetus (syn. Argyrodelphis, Diochotichus)
Genus Phocageneus
Genus Squalodelphis
Family †Squalodontidae (syn. Mesoceti)
Genus Eosqualodon
Genus Phoberodon
Genus Squalodon (syn. Kelloggia, Rhizoprion, Crenidelphinus, Arionius, Macrophoca, Priscodelphinus validus, Phocodon, Smilocamptus)
Genus Tangaroasaurus
Family †Waipatiidae
Genus Sulakocetus
Genus Waipatia
Family incertae sedis
Genus †Sachalinocetus

Infraorder incertae sedis

Genus †Atropatenocetus
Genus †Austrosqualodon
Genus †Imerodelphis
Genus †Pelodelphis
Genus †Scaptodon
Genus †Saurocetus

Some of the genera have articles, most of those are stubs to "one liners", and with the exception of Ziphiidae (in part, I think) none are mentioned in relation to the related taxa or in the taxonomy section here at Odontoceti --Kevmin (talk) 03:51, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

When did odontoceti diverge from general cetacea?[edit]

If anyone knows, please add to article.

Cheers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.231.2.183 (talk) 19:59, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Orca[edit]

The article says 'The toothed whales (systematic name Odontoceti) form a suborder of the cetaceans, including sperm whales, beaked whales, orca, dolphins, and others.' but Orca are dolphins, so why are they listed separately? Also, does the classification of 'toothed whale' mean that dolphins are whales?--90.216.59.168 (talk) 04:57, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Melon[edit]

They have a "melon" in their heads? Really? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1.44.9.54 (talk) 13:49, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

The sentence "Toothed whales' brains have a poor connection between the two hemispheres and an organ called a melon on their heads is used as a lens to focus sound" appears to imply a link between the poor connection and the melon organ. 2.27.105.152 (talk) 20:12, 19 November 2011 (UTC)