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Cetotherium polyporum

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

Taxonomy
Eschrichtius polyporus was named by Cope (1869) [no type specimen listed in Cope (1869, 1871) ]. Its type specimen is ANSP 12694, a mandible (posterior mandible fragment), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bells Bridge, which is in a Pliocene shallow subtidal sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina.

It was recombined as Cetotherium polyporus by Trouessart (1898); it was recombined as Balaenoptera polyporum by Hay (1930); it was considered a nomen vanum by Barnes and McLeod (1984) and Uhen et al. (2008); it was recombined as Cetotherium polyporum by Cope (1895), Hay (1902), Trouessart (1904), Abel (1938) and Tarasenko and Lopatin (2012).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Eschrichtius polyporus Cope p. 192
1870Eschrichtius polyporus Cope
1875Eschrichtius polyporus Cope p. 42
1895Cetotherium polyporum Cope p. 573
1898Cetotherium polyporus Trouessart p. 1071
1902Cetotherium polyporum Hay p. 599
1904Cetotherium polyporum Trouessart p. 779
1930Balaenoptera polyporum Hay p. 575
1938Cetotherium polyporum Abel p. 7
2012Cetotherium polyporum Tarasenko and Lopatin p. 532

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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
speciespolyporum()

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
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