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Ord. Whales

Phylum Chordata --> Vertebrata --> Gnathostomata --> Class Mammals --> S.Class Theria --> Eutheria --> Boreoeutheria --> Superord. Laurasiatheria -->


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Fam. Balaenidae
Gen. Balaena (Add)
Bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus (Add)
Gen. Eubalaena (Add)
Southern right whale, Eubalaena australis (Add)
North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis (Add)
North Pacific right whale, Eubalaena japonica (Add)
Eubalaena shinshuensis (Add)
Fam. Rorqual, Balaenopteridae

Gen. Archaebalaenoptera (Add)
Archaebalaenoptera castriarquati (Add)
Gen. Balaenoptera (Add)
Common minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Add)
Antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Add)
Sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis (Add)
Balaenoptera brydei (Add)
Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera edeni (Add)
Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus

Omura's whale, Balaenoptera omurai (Add)
Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus

Gen. Diunatans (Add)
Gen. Humpback whale, Megaptera (Add)
Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae

Gen. Parabalaenoptera (Add)
Gen. Plesiobalaenoptera (Add)
Fam. Eschrichtiidae
Gen. Archaeschrichtius (Add)
Archaeschrichtius ruggieroi (Add)
Gen. Eschrichtioides (Add)
Eschrichtioides gastaldii (Add)
Gen. Eschrichtius (Add)
Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus (Add)
Fam. Pygmy right whale, Neobalaenidae
Gen. Caperea (Add)
Pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata (Add)

Fam. Oceanic dolphin, Delphinidae

Gen. Arimidelphis (Add)
Gen. Astadelphis (Add)
Gen. Australodelphis (Add)
Gen. Cephalorhynchus (Add)
Commerson's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Add)
Cephalorhynchus eutropia (Add)
Cephalorhynchus heavisidii (Add)
Hector's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori (Add)
Gen. Delphinus (Add)
Long-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus capensis (Add)
Short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis

Delphinus rhinoceros (Add)
Delphinus tropicalis (Add)
Gen. Feresa (Add)
Feresa attenuata (Add)
Gen. Globicephala (Add)
Short-finned pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhyncus (Add)
Long-finned pilot whale, Globicephala melas (Add)
Gen. Grampus (Add)
Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus

Gen. Lagenodelphis (Add)
Lagenodelphis hosei (Add)
Gen. Lagenorhynchus (Add)
Atlantic white-sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus acutus

White-beaked dolphin, Lagenorhynchus albirostris

Lagenorhynchus australis (Add)
Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Add)
Lagenorhynchus harmatuki (Add)
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Add)
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Add)
Gen. Lissodelphis (Add)
Lissodelphis borealis (Add)
Lissodelphis peronii (Add)
Lissodelphis thicolea (Add)
Gen. Orcaella (Add)
Orcaella brevirostris (Add)
Orcaella heinsohni (Add)
Gen. Orcinus (Add)
Orcinus citoniensis (Add)
Killer whale, Orcinus orca

Gen. Peponocephala (Add)
Peponocephala electra (Add)
Gen. False killer whale, Pseudorca (Add)
False killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens (Add)
Gen. Sotalia (Add)
Sotalia fluviatilis (Add)
Sotalia guianensis (Add)
Gen. Sousa (Add)
Chinese white dolphin, Sousa chinensis (Add)
Sousa plumbea (Add)
Humpback dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Add)
Gen. Stenella (Add)
Stenella attenuata (Add)
Stenella clymene (Add)
Striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba (Add)
Stenella frontalis (Add)
Stenella longirostris (Add)
Gen. Steno (Add)
Rough-toothed dolphin, Steno bredanensis (Add)
Gen. Tursiops (Add)
Tursiops aduncus (Add)
Common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus (Add)
Fam. Iniidae

Gen. Goniodelphis (Add)
Goniodelphis hudsoni (Add)
Gen. Inia (Add)
Amazon river dolphin, Inia geoffrensis

Gen. Ischyrorhynchus (Add)
Ischyrorhynchus vanbenedeni (Add)
Gen. Saurocetes (Add)
Saurocetes argentinus (Add)
Saurocetes gigas (Add)
Fam. Physeteroidea, Kogiidae
Kogiinae (Add)
Gen. Aprixokogia (Add)
Aprixokogia kelloggi (Add)
Gen. Kogia (Add)
Pygmy sperm whale, Kogia breviceps (Add)
Kogia pusilla (Add)
Dwarf sperm whale, Kogia sima (Add)
Scaphokogiinae (Add)
Gen. Scaphokogia (Add)
Fam. Baiji, Lipotidae (Add)
Gen. Baiji, Lipotes (Add)
Baiji, Lipotes vexillifer (Add)
Fam. Monodontidae

Gen. Beluga whale, Delphinapterus (Add)
Beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas

Gen. Denebola (Add)
Gen. Narwhal, Monodon (Add)
Narwhal, Monodon monoceros

Fam. Porpoise, Phocoenidae
Gen. Haborophocoena (Add)
Haborophocoena toyoshimai (Add)
Gen. Neophocaena (Add)
Finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides (Add)
Gen. Phocoena (Add)
Spectacled porpoise, Phocoena dioptrica (Add)
Harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Add)
Vaquita, Phocoena sinus (Add)
Burmeister's porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis (Add)
Gen. Phocoenoides (Add)
Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli (Add)
Gen. Septemtriocetus (Add)
Septemtriocetus bosselaersi (Add)
Fam. Physeteroidea, Physeteridae

Aulophyseterinae (Add)
Gen. Aulophyseter (Add)
Hoplocetinae (Add)
Physeterinae (Add)
Gen. Physeter (Add)
Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus

Fam. South Asian River Dolphin, Platanistidae (Add)
Gen. Platanista (Add)
Platanista gangetica (Add)
Platanista minor (Add)
Fam. La Plata dolphin, Pontoporiidae
Gen. Pontoporia (Add)
La Plata dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei (Add)
Fam. Beaked whale, Ziphiidae
Berardiinae (Add)
Gen. Archaeoziphius (Add)
Archaeoziphius microglenoideus (Add)
Gen. Berardius (Add)
Arnoux's beaked whale, Berardius arnuxii (Add)
Baird's beaked whale, Berardius bairdii (Add)
Gen. Microberardius (Add)
Hyperoodontinae (Add)
Gen. Africanacetus (Add)
Gen. Hyperoodon (Add)
Northern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus (Add)
Bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon planifrons (Add)
Gen. Ihlengesi (Add)
Gen. Indopacetus (Add)
Tropical bottlenose whale, Indopacetus pacificus (Add)
Gen. Khoikhoicetus (Add)
Gen. Mesoplodon (Add)
Sowerby's beaked whale, Mesoplodon bidens (Add)
Andrews' beaked whale, Mesoplodon bowdoini (Add)
Hubbs' beaked whale, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi (Add)
Blainville's beaked whale, Mesoplodon densirostris (Add)
Gervais' beaked whale, Mesoplodon europaeus (Add)
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, Mesoplodon ginkgodens (Add)
Gray's beaked whale, Mesoplodon grayi (Add)
Hector's beaked whale, Mesoplodon hectori (Add)
Strap-toothed whale, Mesoplodon layardii (Add)
True's beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus (Add)
Perrin's beaked whale, Mesoplodon perrini (Add)
Pygmy beaked whale, Mesoplodon peruvianus (Add)
Mesoplodon slangkopi (Add)
Stejneger's beaked whale, Mesoplodon stejnegeri (Add)
Spade-toothed whale, Mesoplodon traversii (Add)
Mesoplodon tumidirostris (Add)
Incertae sedis Ziphiidae (Add)
Gen. Anoplonassa (Add)
Gen. Belemnoziphius (Add)
Gen. Eboroziphius (Add)
Gen. Nazcacetus (Add)
Gen. Nenga (Add)
Nenga meganasalis (Add)
Gen. Pelycorhamphus (Add)
Gen. Pterocetus (Add)
Pterocetus benguelae (Add)
Gen. Xhosacetus (Add)
Xhosacetus hendeysi (Add)
Ziphiinae (Add)
Gen. Aporotus (Add)
Gen. Beneziphius (Add)
Gen. Caviziphius (Add)
Caviziphius altirostris (Add)
Gen. Cetorhynchus (Add)
Gen. Choneziphius (Add)
Gen. Izikoziphius (Add)
Gen. Messapicetus (Add)
Gen. Ninoziphius (Add)
Gen. Tasmacetus (Add)
Tasmacetus shepherdii (Add)
Gen. Tusciziphius (Add)
Gen. Ziphirostrum (Add)
Gen. Ziphius (Add)
Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris (Add)

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