Monodon Linnaeus 1758 (narwhal)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Monodontidae

Synonyms: Ceratodon Brisson 1762, Ceratodontis Brisson 1762, Diodon Storr 1780, Narvalus Fischer 1814, Narwalus Lacépède 1804, Narwhalus Dumeril 1806, Tachynices Brookes 1828

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Monodontidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Abel 1905, Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Berta 2017, Brandt 1873, Brisson 1762, Buchholtz and Schur 2004, Carroll 1988, Cope 1890, de Muizon 1988, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flower 1867, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gray 1821, Gray 1825, Gray 1846, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Gray 1870, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Hershkovitz 1966, Illiger 1811, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, Lacépède 1804, Linnaeus 1758, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Miller 1923, Murakami et al. 2014, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Pictet 1853, Reeves and Tracey 1980, Rice 1998, Scammon and Cope 1869, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Stewart and Stewart 1989, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Weber 1928 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Bohaskaia, Casatia, Delphinapterinae, Delphinapterus, Denebola, Haborodelphis, Monodontinae

Subtaxa: Monodon monoceros

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Type: Monodon monoceros

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (4: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Quebec collections), Greenland (2), Iceland (1), the Netherlands (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), the United Kingdom (4)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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