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Mesoplodon layardii (strap-toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

Taxonomy
Ziphius layardii was named by Gray (1865). It is extant. Its type specimen is BMNH 69.4.5.2, a skull. Its type locality is Cape of Good Hope, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in South Africa.

It was recombined as Dolichodon layardii by Gray (1868), Gray (1871) and Van Beneden and Gervais (1880); it was recombined as Mesoplodon layardi by Hector (1878), Trouessart (1904), Turner (1912), Oliver (1922), McCann (1962), Scheffer and Rice (1963) and Hershkovitz (1966); it was recombined as Mesoplodon (Dolichodon) layardi by Moore (1968); it was recombined as Mesoplodon layardii by Hector (1873), Mead (1989), van Helden et al. (2002), Mead and Brownell (2005), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008), Ramassamy (2016), Lambert and Louwye (2016) and Lambert et al. (2018).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Ziphius layardii Gray
1866Ziphius layardii Gray p. 353
1868Dolichodon layardii Gray p. 10
1870Ziphius layardii Owen p. 26
1871Dolichodon layardii Gray p. 101
1871Mesoplodon guntheri Krefft
1873Mesoplodon longirostris Gray p. 144 figs. not figured
1873Mesoplodon layardii Hector p. 615
1878Mesoplodon layardi Hector p. 341
1880Dolichodon layardii Van Beneden and Gervais p. 402
1887Mesoplodon floweri Lydekker
1890Mesoplodon floris Newton p. 448 figs. Pl. 18, Fig. 7
1891Mesoplodon floris Newton p. 73
1896Mesoplodon thomsoni Ogilby
1898Mesoplodon floris Trouessart p. 1066
1904Mesoplodon floris Trouessart p. 778
1904Mesoplodon layardi Trouessart p. 778
1912Mesoplodon layardi Turner p. 92
1922Mesoplodon layardi Oliver p. 574
1922Mesoplodon floris Osborn p. 436
1962Mesoplodon layardi McCann figs. Plate 2 Fig, 5
1963Mesoplodon layardi Scheffer and Rice p. 8
1966Mesoplodon layardi Hershkovitz p. 134
1968Mesoplodon (Dolichodon) layardi Moore p. 278
1989Mesoplodon layardii Mead p. 366
2002Mesoplodon layardii van Helden et al. p. 615
2005Mesoplodon layardii Mead and Brownell p. 742
2008Mesoplodon layardii Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2016Mesoplodon layardii Lambert and Louwye
2016Mesoplodon layardii Ramassamy p. 398 figs. Figure 17
2018Mesoplodon layardii Lambert et al. p. 147

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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
suborderOdontoceti
Synrhina
familyZiphiidae
subfamilyHyperoodontinae
genusMesoplodon
specieslayardii(Gray 1865)

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