Kentriodontidae

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Kentriodontidae
Temporal range: Oligocene to Pliocene
Rudicetus squalodontoides 1.JPG
Rudicetus squalodontoides skull
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Superfamily: Delphinoidea
Family: Kentriodontidae
Subfamilies

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Kentriodontidae is an extinct family of odontocet whales related to modern dolphins. The Family lived from the Oligocene to the Pliocene before going extinct.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

There are currently three recognized subfamilies: Kentriodontinae, Lophocetinae, and Pithanodelphinae.[1]

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References[edit]

  • Ichishima, H., Barnes, L. G., Fordyce, R. E., Kimura, M. and Bohaska, D. J. (1994), A review of kentriodontine dolphins (Cetacea; Deiphinoidea; Kentriodontidae): Systematics and biogeography. Island Arc, 3: 486–492. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1738.1994.tb00127.x