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Cetotherium megalophysum

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

Taxonomy
Cetotherium megalophysum was named by Cope (1895). Its type specimen is USNM 10593, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Plesiocetus megalophysum by Kellogg (1925); it was recombined as Plesiocetopsis megalophysum by Hay (1930) and Abel (1938); it was considered an invalid subgroup of Cetotherioidea by Steeman (2007); it was considered an invalid subgroup of Cetotheriidae by Goldin and Startsev (2014) and Marx and Fordyce (2015).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Cetotherium megalophysum Cope pp. 146-147
1898Cetotherium megalophysum Trouessart p. 1071
1902Cetotherium megalophysum Hay p. 599
1904Cetotherium megalophysum Case p. 41
1904Cetotherium megalophysum Trouessart p. 780
1925Plesiocetus megalophysum Kellogg p. 51
1930Plesiocetopsis megalophysum Hay p. 572
1938Plesiocetopsis megalophysum Abel p. 7
2011Cetotherium megalophysum Marx p. 83 figs. Figure 2
2015Cetotherium megalophysum Gol'din and Steeman p. 6
2016Cetotherium megalophysum Marx et al.

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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
Mysticeti()
Chaeomysticeti()
Plicogulae
familyCetotheriidae()
subfamilyCetotheriinae
genusCetotherium
speciesmegalophysum

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