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Megaptera mysticetoides

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

Taxonomy
Balaena mysticetoides was named by Emmons (1858) [No type locality information is given other than Miocene of North Carolina. No type specimen number is listed.]. It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Eschrichtius mysticetoides by Emmons (1858) and Cope (1870); it was recombined as Cetotherium mysticetoides by Trouessart (1898), Hay (1902) and Trouessart (1904); it was recombined as Megaptera mysticetoides by Hay (1930); it was considered a nomen dubium by Barnes and McLeod (1984) and Uhen et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1858Eschrichtius mysticetoides Emmons
1870Eschrichtius mysticetoides Cope p. 290
1898Cetotherium mysticetoides Trouessart p. 1071
1902Cetotherium mysticetoides Hay p. 599
1904Cetotherium mysticetoides Trouessart p. 780
1930Megaptera mysticetoides Hay p. 575

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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
suborderMysticeti
Chaeomysticeti()
superfamilyThalassotherii
familyBalaenopteridae
genusMegaptera
speciesmysticetoides()

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