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Cryptophoca maeotica

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Taxonomy
Phoca maeotica was named by Nordmann (1860) [HMZ = Museum of Zoology, Helinki Finland (lectotype)]. Its type specimen is N1815, a limb element (femur), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Chisinau, which is in a Sarmatian marine horizon in Moldova.

It was recombined as Monatherium maeoticum by Trouessart (1898), Trouessart (1904) and Friant (1947); it was recombined as Monotherium maeoticum by Kellogg (1922), McLaren (1960) and Hendey (1972); it was recombined as Cryptophoca maeotica by Koretsky and Ray (1994), Koretsky (2001), Deméré et al. (2003), Koretsky and Barnes (2006) and Koretsky and Domning (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1860Phoca maeotica Nordmann pp. 320-321
1898Monatherium maeoticum Trouessart p. 380
1904Monatherium maeoticum Trouessart p. 283
1922Monotherium maeoticum Kellogg p. 130
1924Phoca maeotica Alekseev p. 202
1931Phoca maeotica Simionescu p. 187
1944Phoca maeotica Macarovici p. 137
1947Monatherium maeoticum Friant p. 6
1960Monotherium maeoticum McLaren p. 56
1972Monotherium maeoticum Hendey p. 100
1977Phoca maeotica Grigorescu p. 414
1994Cryptophoca maeotica Koretsky and Ray p. 21
2001Cryptophoca maeotica Koretsky p. 87
2003Cryptophoca maeotica Deméré et al. p. 49
2006Cryptophoca maeotica Koretsky and Barnes p. 148
2014Cryptophoca maeotica Koretsky and Domning p. 227

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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
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Pinnipedimorpha
Pinnipedia()
familyPhocidae
subfamilyPhocinae
genusCryptophoca
speciesmaeotica()

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