Classification of Fordyce et al. 1995

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
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Subfm. †Pakicetinae Thewissen et al. 1996
Subfm. †Protocetinae Gingerich and Russell 1990
Fm. †Remingtonocetidae Kumar and Sahni 1986
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]
Fm. †Kekenodontidae Mitchell 1989
Fm. †Llanocetidae Mitchell 1989
Fm. †Mammalodontidae Mitchell 1989
Fm. Neobalaenidae Miller 1923 [pygmy right whale]
Subor. Odontoceti Flower 1867 [toothed whale]
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Fm. †Agorophiidae Abel 1914
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
Subfm. Steninae Fraser and Purves 1960
Invalid names: Hemisyntrachelidae Slijper 1936 [synonym], Holodontidae Brandt 1873 [synonym]
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. †Odobenocetopsidae Muizon 1993
Fm. Phocoenidae Gray 1825 [porpoise]
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Subfm. Phocoeninae Gray 1825
Subfm. Phocoenoidinae Barnes 1984
Superfm. †Eurhinodelphoidea Muizon 1988
Fm. Iniidae Gray 1846
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]
Superfm. Platanistoidea Simpson 1945
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Fm. †Dalpiazinidae Muizon 1988
Fm. Platanistidae Gray 1846
Fm. †Squalodelphidae Dal Piaz 1917
Fm. †Squalodontidae Brandt 1873
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Subfm. †Patriocetinae Abel 1914
Subfm. †Squalodontinae Rothausen 1968
Fm. †Waipatiidae Fordyce 1994
Fm. Pontoporiidae Gray 1870
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Subfm. Lipotinae Barnes 1985
Subfm. †Parapontoporiinae Barnes 1984
Subfm. Pontoporiinae Gray 1870
Superfm. Ziphioidea Gray 1850
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Tr. Ziphiina Gray 1850 [beaked whale]
Fm. Ziphiidae Gray 1850 [beaked whale]
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Subfm. Hyperoodontinae Muizon 1991
Superfm. †Eurhinodelphinoidea Muizon 1988
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Fm. Eoplatanistidae Muizon 1988
Fm. †Eurhinodelphidae Abel 1901