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Mammalia - Cete
It was reranked as the family Cete by Illiger (1811); it was reranked as the suborder Cete by Gray (1863), Gray (1864) and Gray (1866); it was reranked as the unranked clade Cete by McKenna (1975); it was misspelled as Cetae by Gray (1825), Gray (1850), Bonaparte (1850), Gill (1872), Hay (1930), Archibald (1998) and Hulbert and Whitmore (2006).
It was assigned to Natantia by Illiger (1811); to Pinnata by Bonaparte (1850); to Cetacea by Gray (1863), Gray (1864) and Gray (1866); to Educabilia by Gill (1872); to Monodelphia by Hay (1930); to Ungulata by McKenna (1975); to Cetungulata by Archibald (1998); and to Mammalia by Linnaeus (1758), Gray (1825), Gray (1850) and Hulbert and Whitmore (2006).
|Year||Name and author|
|1758||Cete Linnaeus p. 75|
|1811||Cete Illiger p. 141|
|1825||Cetae Gray p. 340|
|1850||Cete Bonaparte p. 1|
|1850||Cete Gray p. 1|
|1863||Cete Gray p. 198|
|1864||Cete Gray p. 198|
|1866||Cete Gray p. 62|
|1872||Cete Gill p. v|
|1930||Cete Hay p. 656|
|1975||Cete McKenna p. 43|
|1998||Cete Archibald p. 299|
|2006||Cete Hulbert and Whitmore p. 19|
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