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Mesoplodon densirostris

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

Taxonomy
Delphinus densirostris was named by Blainville (1817) [Type locality unknown (Hershkovitz, 1966).]. It is extant. Its type specimen is MNHM unnumbered specimen, a maxilla (rostrum). Its type locality is Oiso Beach, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Japan.

It was recombined as Mesodiodon densirostre by Duvernoy (1839); it was recombined as Dioplodon densirostris by Gervais (1859) and Huxley (1864); it was recombined as Ziphius densirostris by Owen (1870); it was recombined as Mesoplodon (Dioplodon) densirostris by Moore (1968); it was recombined as Mesoplodon densirostris by Trouessart (1904), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Hershkovitz (1966), Barnes (1977), Mead (1989), Rice (1998), Mead and Brownell (2005), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008) and Lambert and Louwye (2016).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1817Delphinus densirostris Blainville p. 152
1839Mesodiodon densirostre Duvernoy
1846Ziphius sechellensis Gray p. 28
1850Ziphius sechellensis Gray p. 72
1859Dioplodon densirostris Gervais p. 289
1864Dioplodon densirostris Huxley p. 395
1866Dioplodon sechellensis Gray p. 355
1868Dioplodon sechellensis Gray p. 10
1870Ziphius densirostris Owen p. 34
1904Mesoplodon densirostris Trouessart p. 778
1963Mesoplodon densirostris Scheffer and Rice p. 8
1966Mesoplodon densirostris Hershkovitz p. 134
1968Mesoplodon (Dioplodon) densirostris Moore p. 278
1977Mesoplodon densirostris Barnes p. 323 figs. Table 1
1989Mesoplodon densirostris Mead p. 356
1998Mesoplodon densirostris Rice p. 92
2005Mesoplodon densirostris Mead and Brownell p. 741
2008Mesoplodon densirostris Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2016Mesoplodon densirostris Lambert and Louwye

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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
subfamilyHyperoodontinae
genusMesoplodon
speciesdensirostris()

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