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Kogia sima (dwarf sperm whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Kogiidae

Taxonomy
Physeter (Euphysetes) simus was named by Owen (1866). It is extant. Its type specimen is BMNH 1474c-73.6.25.2, a skeleton. Its type locality is Waltair, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in India.

It was recombined as Callignathus simus by Gill (1871) and Gill (1871); it was recombined as Kogia simus by Schulte (1937), Yamata (1954), Barnes (1977), Nagorsen (1985), Vidal (1991) and Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008); it was synonymized subjectively with Kogia breviceps by Hershkovitz (1966); it was recombined as Kogia sima by Rice (1998), Mead and Brownell (2005), Bloodworth and Odell (2008) and Velez-Juarbe et al. (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1866Physeter (Euphysetes) simus Owen p. 30 figs. Plates 10-14
1871Callignathus simus Gill p. 738
1937Kogia simus Schulte p. 364
1954Kogia simus Yamata p. 37
1977Kogia simus Barnes p. 323 figs. Table 1
1985Kogia simus Nagorsen p. 1
1991Kogia simus Vidal p. 5
1998Kogia sima Rice p. 108
2005Kogia sima Mead and Brownell p. 737
2008Kogia simus Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2008Kogia sima Bloodworth and Odell p. 1
2015Kogia sima Velez-Juarbe et al. p. 15 figs. Fig. 10

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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
superfamilyPhyseteroidea
familyKogiidae
subfamilyKogiinae
genusKogia
speciessima()

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