Classification of Barnes et al. 1985

Or. Cetacea Brisson 1762 [whale]
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Subor. †Archaeoceti Flower 1883
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Fm. †Basilosauridae Cope 1867
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Subfm. †Basilosaurinae Miller 1923
Subfm. †Dorudontinae Miller 1923
Fm. †Protocetidae Stromer 1908
Subor. Mysticeti Cope 1891
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Fm. †Aetiocetidae Emlong 1966
Fm. Balaenidae Gray 1821 [right whale]
Fm. Balaenopteridae Gray 1864 [rorqual]
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Subfm. Balaenopterinae Flower 1865
Subfm. Megapterinae Flower 1865
Fm. Cetotheriidae Brandt 1872
Fm. Eschrichtiidae Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951 [gray whale]
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Invalid names: Rhachianectidae Weber 1904 [objective synonym]
Fm. Neobalaenidae Miller 1923 [pygmy right whale]
Subor. Odontoceti Flower 1867 [toothed whale]
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Superfm. Delphinoidea Flower 1865
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Fm. †Albireonidae Barnes 1984
Fm. Delphinidae Gray 1821 [dolphin]
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Subfm. †Delphininae Flower 1867
Subfm. Globicephalinae Gray 1866
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Invalid names: Globidelphinidae Nishiwaki 1963 [invalid subgroup], Grampidae Nishiwaki 1964 [invalid subgroup], Orcininae Wagner 1846 [invalid subgroup]
Subfm. Lissodelphinae Fraser and Purves 1960
Subfm. Steninae Fraser and Purves 1960
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Invalid names: Sotaliinae Kasuya 1973 [invalid subgroup], Stenoninae Fraser and Purves 1960 [synonym]
Invalid names: Hemisyntrachelidae Slijper 1936 [invalid subgroup], Holodontidae Brandt 1873 [invalid subgroup]
Fm. †Kentriodontidae Slijper 1936
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Subfm. †Kampholophinae Barnes 1978
Subfm. †Kentriodontinae Slijper 1936
Subfm. †Lophocetinae Barnes 1978
Fm. Monodontidae Gray 1821
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Subfm. Delphinapterinae Gill 1871
Subfm. Monodontinae Miller 1923
Subfm. Orcaellinae Nishiwaki 1963
Fm. Phocoenidae Gray 1825 [porpoise]
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Subfm. Phocoeninae Gray 1825
Subfm. Phocoenoidinae Barnes 1984
Superfm. Physeteroidea Gray 1868
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Fm. Kogiidae Miller 1923 [pygmy sperm whale]
Fm. Physeteridae Gray 1821 [sperm whale]
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Subfm. †Hoplocetinae Cabrera 1926
Subfm. Physeterinae Flower 1867 [sperm whale]
Invalid names: Catodontidae Cuvier 1836 [synonym], Physodontidae Lydekker 1894 [invalid subgroup]
Superfm. Platanistoidea Simpson 1945
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Fm. †Acrodelphidae Abel 1905
Fm. Iniidae Gray 1846
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Invalid names: Pontoplanodidae Ameghino 1894 [invalid subgroup], Saurocetidae Ameghino 1891 [invalid subgroup]
Fm. Lipotidae Zhou et al. 1978
Fm. Platanistidae Gray 1846
Fm. Pontoporiidae Gray 1870
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Subfm. †Parapontoporiinae Barnes 1984
Subfm. Pontoporiinae Gray 1870
Invalid names: Stenodelphinae True 1908 [synonym]
Superfm. †Squalodontoidea Simpson 1945
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Fm. †Agorophiidae Abel 1914
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Invalid names: Microzeuglodontidae Abel 1914 [invalid subgroup]
Fm. †Rhabdosteidae Gill 1871
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Invalid names: Eurhinodelphidae Abel 1901 [synonym]
Fm. †Squalodelphidae Dal Piaz 1917
Fm. †Squalodontidae Brandt 1873
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Subfm. †Patriocetinae Abel 1914
Subfm. †Squalodontinae Rothausen 1968
Superfm. Ziphioidea Gray 1850
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Tr. Ziphiina Gray 1850 [beaked whale]
Fm. Ziphiidae Gray 1850 [beaked whale]
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Invalid names: Choneziphiidae Cope 1895 [invalid subgroup], Hyperoodontidae Gray 1846 [invalid subgroup]
Fm. †Halitheriidae Gill 1872
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Invalid names: Halitherida Carus 1868 [objective synonym]
Or. Sirenia Illiger 1811 [sirenian]
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Fm. Dugongidae Gray 1821 [dugong]
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Subfm. Dugonginae Gray 1821
Fm. †Halitheriinae Gill 1872
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Invalid names: Archaeosireninae Abel 1914 [invalid subgroup], Eotherioidinae Kretzoi 1941 [invalid subgroup], Halianassinae Reinhart 1959 [invalid subgroup], Metaxytheriinae Kretzoi 1941 [invalid subgroup], Prototheriidae Kretzoi 1941 [invalid subgroup]
Subfm. †Hydrodamalinae Palmer 1895
Invalid names: Halicoridae Gray 1825 [objective synonym]
Fm. †Prorastomidae Cope 1889
Fm. †Protosirenidae Sickenberg 1934
Fm. Trichechidae Gray 1825 [manatee]
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Subfm. †Miosireninae Abel 1919
Invalid names: Manatidae Gray 1821 [objective synonym]