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Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae
It was reranked as the family Megapteridae by Gray (1868) and Gray (1870); it was synonymized subjectively with Balaenopterinae by McKenna and Bell (1997).
It was assigned to Balaenopteroidea by Gray (1868); to Mysticeti by Gray (1870); and to Balaenopteridae by Flower (1864), Flower (1865), Flower (1867), Gill (1871), Miller (1923), Barnes et al. (1985), Vidal (1991), Fordyce and Barnes (1994), Fordyce et al. (1995), Rice (1998), Bergqvist et al. (1999), Sanders and Barnes (2002), Bouetel and Muizon (2006) and Bisconti (2008).
|Year||Name and author|
|1864||Megapterinae Flower p. 391|
|1865||Megapterinae Flower p. 391|
|1867||Megapterinae Flower p. 115|
|1868||Megapteridae Gray p. 2|
|1870||Megapteridae Gray p. 195|
|1871||Megapterinae Gill p. 125|
|1923||Megapterinae Miller p. 40|
|1985||Megapterinae Barnes et al. p. 26|
|1991||Megapterinae Vidal p. 6|
|1994||Megapterinae Fordyce and Barnes p. 428 figs. Table 1|
|1995||Megapterinae Fordyce et al. p. 379|
|1998||Megapterinae Rice p. 67|
|1999||Megapterinae Bergqvist et al. p. 31|
|2002||Megapterinae Sanders and Barnes p. 353|
|2006||Megapterinae Bouetel and Muizon p. 386|
|2008||Megapterinae Bisconti p. 174|
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