order Cetacea


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Noun1.order Cetacea - an order of Eutheriaorder Cetacea - an order of Eutheria      
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower - large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
Mysticeti, suborder Mysticeti - baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
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Beaked whales, along with porpoises, are cetaceans belonging to the Order Cetacea, which has yielded new species at an average rate of one a decade during the twentieth century.
Description of the Skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and of 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.
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Cetacea Family Delphinidae Genus Tursiops Species Tursiops truncates The classification of the bottle-nosed dolphin shows that it falls under the order Cetacea.
The mammals belonging to the order Cetacea (which includes whales, dolphins, and porpoises) exhibit all of the characteristics we just outlined above, so there are smart aliens out there -- not 35 million miles away but right here, with us, sharing our world.