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Macrodelphinus

Mammalia - Cetacea

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1935Macrodelphinus Wilson p. 13
1977Macrodelphinus Barnes p. 325
1979Macrodelphinus Myrick p. 48
1988Macrodelphinus Carroll
1993Macrodelphinus Benton p. 761
1997Macrodelphinus McKenna and Bell p. 374
2001Macrodelphinus Fordyce and de Muizon p. 178
2002Macrodelphinus Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Macrodelphinus Uhen et al. p. 572
2015Macrodelphinus Lambert et al. p. 98 figs. Figure 13

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Chordata(Haeckel 1847)
Vertebrata()
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
superclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderCetacea
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderOdontoceti
genusMacrodelphinus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. D. Uhen et al. 2008Large size of the skull; wide exposure of the frontals on the vertex; short, wide nasals; hinder ends of premaxillaries not extending posteriorly behind nasals; concave supraoccipital; and heavy, elongated rostrum (Wilson, 1935).