Subfamily Platanistinae Flower 1867 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Platanistidae

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1867. Description of the skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and the skull of Pontoporia blainvillii, with remarks on the systematic position of these animals in the Order Cetacea. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6:87-116

Parent taxon: Platanistidae according to S. J. Godfrey et al. 2017

See also Barnes 2002, Barnes 2006, Bianucci et al. 2013, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Brandt 1874, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flower 1867, Fraser and Purves 1960, Gill 1871, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kasuya 1973, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Weber 1928

Sister taxa: Araeodelphis, Argyrocetinae, Dilophodelphis, Pachyacanthus, Platanista, Pomatodelphininae, Pomatodelphis, Tachyrgrhynchus, Zarhachis

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic piscivore


• Miocene of Austria (1 collection), Peru (1), United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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