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What, if anything, are whales?. Mysticeti Odontoceti others Tylopoda Ancodonta Suina Tragulidae Pecora Cetacea Suiformes Ruminantia Artiodactyla others.

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1 What, if anything, are whales?

2 Mysticeti Odontoceti others Tylopoda Ancodonta Suina Tragulidae Pecora Cetacea Suiformes Ruminantia Artiodactyla others

3 Ballen whale Toothed whale others Camel Hippopotamus Pig Mouse deer Pecorans Whales Pig-like Ruminants Even-toed ungulates others

4 George Gaylord Simpson ( ) Because I said so! (1945)

5 Balaenoptera musculus Blue whale Baleen whales

6 Physeter macrocephalus Sperm whale Phocoena phocoena Harbor porpoise Orcinus orca Killer whale Toothed whales

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8 Tragulus napu Larger Malay Mouse Deer Tragulus javanicus Lesser Malay Mouse Deer Chevrotains

9 Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffe Oreamnos americanus Mountain goat Antilocapra americana Pronghorn

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11 Pecari tajacu Collared peccary Sus barbatus Bearded pig

12 Hippopotamus amphibius Hippopotamus

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14 Camelus bactrianus Bactrian camel Lama glama Llama

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16 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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18 Graur D, Higgins DG Molecular evidence for the inclusion of cetaceans within the order Artiodactyla. Mol. Biol. Evol. 11:

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