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Peponocephala electra (melon-headed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Taxonomy
Lagenorhynchus electra was named by Gray (1846). It is extant. Its type specimen is BMNH unnumbered, a skull (skull).

It was recombined as Lagenorhynchus (Electra) electra by Gray (1866); it was replaced with Electra obtusa by Gray (1868); it was recombined as Peponocephala electra by Nishiwaki and Norris (1966), Vidal (1991), Jefferson and Barros (1997), Rice (1998), Bolaños and Villaroel-Marin (2003), Mead and Brownell (2005), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008) and Perrin et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1846Lagenorhynchus asia Gray p. 35
1846Lagenorhynchus electra Gray p. 35
1848Delphinus pectoralis Peale p. 32
1850Lagenorhynchus electra Gray p. 100
1850Lagenorhynchus asia Gray p. 101
1866Lagenorhynchus fusiformis Gray
1866Lagenorhynchus asia Gray p. 216
1866Lagenorhynchus electra Gray p. 216
1866Lagenorhynchus (Electra) electra Gray p. 268
1866Lagenorhynchus asia Gray p. 269
1866Delphinus (Lagenorhynchus) fusiformis Owen
1866Delphinus fusiformis Owen
1866Delphinus (Lagenorhynchus) fusiformis Owen p. 22
1868Electra asia Gray p. 7
1868Electra fusiformis Gray p. 7
1868Electra obtusa Gray p. 7
1904Lagenorhynchus electra Trouessart p. 767
1963Lagenorhynchus electra Scheffer and Rice p. 6
1966Lagenorhynchus electra Hershkovitz p. 69
1966Peponocephala electra Nishiwaki and Norris
1991Peponocephala electra Vidal p. 5
1997Peponocephala electra Jefferson and Barros p. 1
1998Peponocephala electra Rice p. 116
2003Peponocephala electra Bolaños and Villaroel-Marin p. 231
2005Peponocephala electra Mead and Brownell p. 731
2008Peponocephala electra Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 2
2013Peponocephala electra Perrin et al. p. 571 figs. Table 1

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Odontoceti()
infraorderDelphinida
superfamilyDelphinoidea
familyDelphinidae
subfamilyGlobicephalinae()
genusPeponocephalaNishiwaki and Norris 1966
specieselectra()

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