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Taxon: Family Delphinidae Gray, 1821 - marine dolphins (mammal)
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Concise hierarchy

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

Current position

Delphinoidea (Superfamily) Gray, 1821 Ref: M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell, 1997: 384.

Alternative positions

Cetacea (Order) Brisson, 1762 Ref: J. van der Land, 2001: 376.
Odontoceta (Order) Ref: A.F. DeBlase, 1982: 1037.
Odontoceti (Suborder) Flower, 1869 Ref: J.G. Mead & R.L. Brownell Jr., 1993: 351.

Subsequent positions

Delphinoidea (Superfamily) Gray, 1821

Original entries

Anacharsis (Genus) Bogachev, 1956
Cephalorhynchinae (Subfamily) Fraser & Purves, 1960
Delphininae (Subfamily) (Gray, 1821) Flower, 1867
Globicephalinae (Subfamily) (Gray, 1850) Gill, 1872
Lissodelphinae (Subfamily) Fraser & Purves, 1960
Orcininae (Subfamily) (Wagner, 1846) Kasuya, 1973
Steninae (Subfamily) (Gray, 1868) Mead, 1975

Historical positions

Cetacea (Order) Brisson, 1762 Ref: J. van der Land, 2001: 376.
Odontoceti (Suborder) Flower, 1869 Ref: 2000
Delphinoidea (Superfamily) Gray, 1821 Ref: M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell, 1997: 384.
Cetacea (Order) Brisson, 1762 Ref: Anonymous, 1995
Odontoceti (Suborder) Flower, 1869 Ref: J.G. Mead & R.L. Brownell Jr., 1993: 351; 6, 349.
Odontoceti (Suborder) Flower, 1869 Ref: G.B. Corbet & J.E. Hill, 1991: 117.
Odontoceti (Suborder) Flower, 1869 Ref: R.L. Carroll, 1988: 643.
Odontoceta (Order) Ref: A.F. DeBlase, 1982: 1037-1038.
Delphinoidea (Superfamily) Gray, 1821 Ref: I. Eibl-Eibesfeldt et al., 1974: 597.

Number of Subtaxa

2022 Available in Systema Naturae 2000 17g;33s;8ss; †1g;1s
1989-present Systema Naturae 2000 17g;33s; †1g
1997 M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell [16g; †1g]
1993 J.G. Mead & R.L. Brownell Jr. 17g;32s
1991 G.B. Corbet & J.E. Hill [17g];~34s
1982 A.F. DeBlase 7sf;17g
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