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Amphicetus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Taxonomy
Amphicetus was named by Van Beneden (1880) [Sepkoski's age data: T Plio-l].

It was synonymized subjectively with Cetotherium by Lydekker (1887); it was synonymized subjectively with Plesiocetus by True (1912); it was considered a nomen dubium by Uhen and Pyenson (2007).

It was assigned to Balaenidae by Palmer (1904); to Balaenopterinae by Trouessart (1898) and Trouessart (1904); to Cetotheriidae by Kellogg (1928), Simpson (1945), Carroll (1988) and McKenna and Bell (1997); to Cetacea by Sepkoski (2002); to Cetotheriinae by Whitmore and Barnes (2008); to Diorocetidae by Steeman (2007) and Steeman (2010); and to Balaenopteroidea by Hampe and Ritsche (2011).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Amphicetus Van Beneden p. 20
1880Amphicetus editus Van Beneden p. 20
1880Amphicetus verus Van Beneden p. 20
1898Amphicetus Trouessart p. 1075
1898Amphicetus editus Trouessart p. 1075
1898Amphicetus verus Trouessart p. 1075
1904Amphicetus Palmer p. 94
1904Amphicetus editus Palmer p. 94
1904Amphicetus verus Palmer p. 94
1904Amphicetus Trouessart p. 781
1904Amphicetus editus Trouessart p. 781
1904Amphicetus verus Trouessart p. 781
1928Amphicetus Kellogg p. 35 figs. Table 1
1931Plesiocetus verus Van Deinse p. 121
1945Amphicetus Simpson p. 104
1988Amphicetus Carroll
1997Amphicetus McKenna and Bell p. 376
2002Amphicetus Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Amphicetus Steeman p. 880
2008Amphicetus Whitmore and Barnes p. 144
2010Amphicetus Steeman p. 70
2011Amphicetus Hampe and Ritsche p. 88

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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
Mysticeti()
Chaeomysticeti()
Plicogulae
superfamilyBalaenopteroidea
genusAmphicetus

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