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Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Kogiidae

Taxonomy
Physeter breviceps was named by Blainville (1838) [no type specimen listed by Blainville 1838]. It is extant. Its type specimen is MNHM unnumbered specimen, a skull. Its type locality is Cape of Good Hope, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in South Africa. It is the type species of Kogia.

It was recombined as Kogia breviceps by Gray (1846), Gray (1850), Gray (1866), Gray (1868), Gill (1871), Van Beneden and Gervais (1880), Trouessart (1904), Oliver (1922), Schulte (1937), Sherman (1952), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Hershkovitz (1966), Barnes (1977), Pilleri (1987), Vidal (1991), Rice (1998), Kazár (2002), Mead and Brownell (2005), Bloodworth and Odell (2008), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008), Uhen et al. (2008) and Velez-Juarbe et al. (2015).

Subspecies
Sister species
K. brevirostris

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1838Physeter breviceps Blainville p. 337 figs. Plate 10
1846Kogia breviceps Gray p. 22
1850Kogia breviceps Gray p. 53
1851Euphysetes grayii MacLeay p. 37
1865Euphysetes grayii Gray p. 529
1865Kogia brevirostris Gray p. 529
1865Euphysetes macleayi Kreft
1866Kogia breviceps Gray p. 217
1866Kogia grayii Gray p. 218
1866Kogia macleayii Gray p. 391
1868Euphysetes grayii Gray p. 4
1868Kogia breviceps Gray p. 4
1868Kogia macleayii Gray p. 4
1871Kogia breviceps Gill p. 738
1871Kogia floweri Gill p. 738
1871Kogia grayi Gill p. 738
1871Kogia macleayi Gill p. 738
1873Euphysetes pottsii Haast p. 100
1880Kogia breviceps Van Beneden and Gervais p. 349
1884Kogia goodie True
1904Kogia breviceps Trouessart p. 774
1922Kogia breviceps Oliver p. 566
1937Kogia breviceps Schulte p. 364
1952Kogia breviceps Sherman p. 99
1963Kogia breviceps Scheffer and Rice p. 8
1966Kogia breviceps Hershkovitz p. 113
1977Kogia breviceps Barnes p. 323 figs. Table 1
1987Kogia breviceps Pilleri p. 53
1991Kogia breviceps Vidal p. 5
1998Kogia breviceps Rice p. 84
2002Kogia breviceps Kazár p. 163
2005Kogia breviceps Mead and Brownell p. 737
2008Kogia breviceps Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2008Kogia breviceps Bloodworth and Odell p. 1
2008Kogia breviceps Uhen et al. p. 574
2015Kogia breviceps Velez-Juarbe et al. p. 15 figs. Fig. 10

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Odontoceti()
superfamilyPhyseteroidea
familyKogiidae
subfamilyKogiinae
genusKogia
speciesbreviceps(Blainville 1838)

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