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Patriocetus ehrlichii

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Patriocetidae

Taxonomy
Squalodon ehrlichii was named by Van Beneden (1865) [Type specimens are in the Museum Fancisco-Carolinum at Linz, Austria according to Kellog (1923).]. Its type specimen is OL Cet. 18, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Linz, which is in a Chattian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Linzer Sanden Formation of Austria. It is the type species of Patriocetus.

It was corrected as Squalodon ehrlichi by Zittel (1894); it was recombined as Patriocetus ehrlichi by Abel (1914), Dal Piaz (1916), Pia and Sickenberg (1934), Rothausen (1968), Sanders et al. (1982) and Dubrovo and Sanders (2000); it was synonymized subjectively with Patriocetus grateloupii by Kellogg (1923); it was recombined as Patriocetus ehrlichii by Marx (2011) and Marx et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Squalodon ehrlichii Van Beneden p. 50 figs. Plate 2, figs. 1-3
1874Squalodon ehrlichii Brandt p. III
1874Squalodon ehrlichi Vanden Broeck p. 147
1894Squalodon ehrlichi Zittel p. 170
1898Squalodon ehrlichii Trouessart p. 1013
1904Squalodon ehrlichi Trouessart p. 755
1914Patriocetus ehrlichi Abel pp. 160-161
1916Patriocetus ehrlichi Dal Piaz p. 14
1934Patriocetus ehrlichi Pia and Sickenberg p. 26
1968Patriocetus ehrlichi Rothausen p. 88
1982Patriocetus ehrlichi Sanders et al. p. H119
2000Patriocetus ehrlichi Dubrovo and Sanders p. 580
2011Patriocetus ehrlichii Marx p. 83 figs. Figure 2
2011Patriocetus ehrlichii Marx et al. p. 306

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderOdontoceti
familyPatriocetidae
genusPatriocetus
speciesehrlichii()

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
I. A. Dubrovo and A. E. Sanders 2000 medium-sized odontocete with a relatively
narrow supraoccipital in comparison with the distance between the outer margins of the zygomatic processes of the squamosals,
a relatively broad squamosal fossa, and 11 postcanine (buccal) teeth. Width of skull at base of rostrum approximately 83% of width at antorbital processes of frontals.