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Crenatocetus rayi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Taxonomy
Crenatocetus rayi was named by McLeod and Barnes (2008). Its type specimen is USNM 392014, a mandible (posterior portions of both dentaries with P/4 and molars), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Martin Marietta New Bern Quarry, Castle Hayne Formation, which is in an Eocene coastal limestone in the Castle Hayne Formation of North Carolina.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Crenatocetus rayi McLeod and Barnes p. 76
2014Crenatocetus rayi Uhen p. 211

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
familyProtocetidae
genusCrenatocetus
speciesrayi

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
No diagnoses are available