Archaeoceti

TranslingualEdit

Pakicetus attocki skeleton

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀρχαῖος ‎(arkhaîos, ancient) + κῆτος ‎(kêtos, whale).

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Archaeoceti

  1. A taxonomic suborder within the order Cetacea—extinct ancient whales.

Usage notesEdit

Archaeoceti is a paraphyletic group of the earliest cetaceans, from the early Eocene to the late Oligocene (55 to 23 million years ago).

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