Archaeoceti

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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.

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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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