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Feresa attenuata (pygmy killer whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

Taxonomy
Feresa attenuata was named by Gray (1874). It is extant. Its type specimen is BMNH 74.11.25.1. It is the type species of Orca (Feresa).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1827Delphinus intermedius Gray p. 396
1829Delphinus intermedius Fischer p. 511
1846Orca intermedia Gray p. 34
1850Orca intermedia Gray p. 96
1866Globiocephalus intermedius Gray p. 318
1868Orca intermedia Gray p. 8
1870Orca (Feresa) intermedia Gray p. 77
1874Feresa attenuata Gray
1904Feresa intermedia Palmer p. 285
1904Feresa intermedia Trouessart p. 768
1956Feresa occulta Jones and Packard
1963Feresa attenuata Scheffer and Rice p. 8
1966Feresa attenuata Hershkovitz p. 99
1998Feresa attenuata Rice p. 117
2003Feresa attenuata Bolaños and Villaroel-Marin p. 230
2005Feresa attenuata Mead and Brownell p. 728
2008Feresa attenuata Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 2
2013Feresa attenuata Perrin et al. p. 571 figs. Table 1

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Odontoceti()
infraorderDelphinida
superfamilyDelphinoidea
familyDelphinidae
subfamilyGlobicephalinae()
genusFeresa(Gray 1870)
speciesattenuata

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