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Taxon: Order Cetacea Brisson, 1762 - whales, dolphins, and porpoises (mammal)
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Concise hierarchy

(Kingdom) Animalia - (Phylum) Chordata - (Class) Mammalia

Current position

Cetartiodactyla (Superorder) Montgelard, Catzeflis & Douzery, 1997 Ref: M.J. Benton, 2015: 445.

Alternative positions

Carnaria (Subclass) Ref: E.R. Lankester, 1877: 454.
Eutheria (Infraclass) Gill, 1872 Ref: R.L. Carroll, 1988: 643.
Eutheria (Subclass) Gill, 1872 Ref: I. Eibl-Eibesfeldt et al., 1974: 595.
Mammalia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: J.G. Mead & R.L. Brownell Jr., 1993: 349.
Mutica (Cohort) Linnaeus, 1766 Ref: G.G. Simpson, 1945
Placentalia (Infraclass) Owen, 1837 Ref: D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2011: 59.
Ungulata (Superorder) Linnaeus, 1766 Ref: R.L. Carroll, 1988: table A-1 (p. 629) (Novacek, 1986). [by reference]

Subsequent positions

Eutheria (Infraclass) Gill, 1872

Original entries

Archaeoceti (Suborder) Flower, 1883
Mysticeti (Suborder) Cope, 1891
Odontoceti (Suborder) Flower, 1867

Historical positions

Cetartiodactyla (Superorder) Montgelard, Catzeflis & Douzery, 1997 Ref: M.J. Benton, 2015: 445.
Placentalia (Infraclass) Owen, 1837 Ref: D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2011: 59.
Cetacea/Artiodactyla (Clade) Montgelard, Catzeflis & Douzery 1997 Ref: J.G.M. Thewissen et al., 2007: 1190, 1193, fig. 2. [implicit]
Theria (Subclass) Parker & Haswell, 1897 Ref: J.G. Mead & R.L. Brownell Jr., 2005: 723.
Cetartiodactyla (Superorder) Montgelard, Catzeflis & Douzery, 1997 Ref: M.J. Benton, 2005: 402, box 10.6.
Mammalia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: J.J. Sepkoski Jr., 2002: 321.
Tetrapoda ([unranked]) Goodrich, 1930 Ref: J. van der Land, 2001: 376. [rough position]
Mammalia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: 2000
Mammalia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: Anonymous, 1995
Mammalia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: J.G. Mead & R.L. Brownell Jr., 1993: 349; 6.
Mammalia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: G.B. Corbet & J.E. Hill, 1991: 117.
Mammalia (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: R.M. Nowak, 1991
Eutheria (Infraclass) Gill, 1872 Ref: R.L. Carroll, 1988: 643.
Ungulata (Superorder) Linnaeus, 1766 Ref: R.L. Carroll, 1988: table A-1 (p. 629) (Novacek, 1986). [by reference]
Eutheria (Infraclass) Gill, 1872 Ref: A.S. Romer & T.S. Parsons, 1986: 626.
Eutheria (Infraclass) Gill, 1872 Ref: T.I. Storer et al., 1979
Eutheria (Subclass) Gill, 1872 Ref: I. Eibl-Eibesfeldt et al., 1974: 595.
Eutheria (Infraclass) Gill, 1872 Ref: L.B. Halstead, 1974: 172.
Mutica (Cohort) Linnaeus, 1766 Ref: G.G. Simpson, 1945
Carnaria (Subclass) Ref: E.R. Lankester, 1877: 454.

Included, by definition, in node-based clade

Cetartiodactyla (Clade) Montgelard, Catzeflis & Douzery 1997 Ref: C. Montgelard et al., 1997: 555
Whippomorpha (Clade) Waddell, Okada & Hasegawa 1999 Ref: P.J. Waddell et al., 1999a: 2 [implicit]

Number of Subtaxa

1989-present Systema Naturae 2000 [10f;39g;79s; ‡1f;1g; †18f;241g]
2011 D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder: 59 2so;[14f]
1993 D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder: 6 [10f];41g;78s
1993 D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder: 6 [10f];41g;78s
1993 J.G. Mead & R.L. Brownell Jr. [10f];41g;78s
1991 G.B. Corbet & J.E. Hill [9f;39g];~77s
1988 R.L. Carroll: 644 [10f; †10f]
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