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Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

Taxonomy
Ziphius cavirostris was named by Cuvier (1824) [No type specimen number is listed by Hershkovitz (1966).]. It is extant. Its type specimen is MNHN, no number, a skull. Its type locality is Fos, which is in a Pleistocene coastal horizon in France.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1824Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier p. 352
1826Delphinus desmarestii Risso
1832Ziphius cavirostris Meyer p. 99
1846Hyperoodon doumetii Gray p. 26
1846Hyperoodon desmarestii Gray p. 27
1850Hyperoodon doumetii Gray p. 68
1850Hyperoodon desmarestii Gray p. 69
1851Hyperoodon gervaisii Duvernoy p. 49
1851Ziphius cavirostris Duvernoy p. 71
1852Ziphius cavirostris Gervais p. 154
1859Ziphius cavirostris Gervais p. 287
1863Ziphius indicus Van Beneden
1864Aliama desmarestii Gray p. 241
1864Ziphius cavirostris Huxley p. 395
1865Delphinorhynchus australis Burmeister
1865Hyperoodon semijunctus Cope p. 15
1865Hyperoodon capensis Gray
1866Ziphiorrhynchus australis Burmeister
1866Ziphiorrhynchus cryptodon Burmeister p. 94
1866Epiodon desmarestii Gray p. 341
1866Petrorhynchus capensis Gray p. 346
1866Petrorhynchus indicus Gray p. 346
1867Ziphius gervaisii Fischer p. 55
1868Epiodon cryptodon Gray p. 9
1868Epiodon desmarestii Gray p. 9
1868Petrorhynchus capensis Gray p. 9
1873Epiodon chathamensis Hector
1880Ziphius cavirostris Van Beneden and Gervais p. 375
1883Ziphius grebnitzkii Stejneger p. 77
1885Ziphius semijunctus True p. 586
1889Ziphius australis Ameghino p. 888
1895Choneziphius indicus Cope p. 139
1904Ziphius cavirostris Trouessart p. 776
1904Ziphiorrhynchus australis Trouessart p. 777 figs. not figured
1904Ziphius australis Trouessart p. 777 figs. not figured
1904Ziphius chathamensis Trouessart p. 777
1904Ziphius grebnitzki Trouessart p. 777
1912Ziphius cavirostris Turner p. 77
1922Ziphius cavirostris Oliver p. 576
1952Ziphius cavirostris Sherman p. 99
1963Ziphius cavirostris Scheffer and Rice p. 8
1966Ziphius cavirostris Hershkovitz p. 136
1968Ziphius cavirostris Moore p. 276
1977Ziphius cavirostris Barnes p. 323 figs. Table 1
1991Ziphius cavirostris Vidal p. 5
1998Ziphius cavirostris Rice p. 86
2005Ziphius cavirostris Mead and Brownell p. 743
2008Ziphius cavirostris Uhen et al. p. 580
2008Ziphius cavirostris Whitmore and Kaltenbach p. 215
2016Ziphius cavirostris Ramassamy p. 398 figs. Figure 17

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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()
Synrhina
familyZiphiidae
subfamilyZiphiinae
genusZiphius
speciescavirostris

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