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Mesoplodon bidens

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

Taxonomy
Physeter bidens was named by Sowerby (1804). It is extant. Its type specimen is University of Oxford museum, a skeleton. Its type locality is Brodie House, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Mesoplodon.

It was synonymized subjectively with Aodon dalei by Lesson (1828); it was synonymized subjectively with Delphinorhynchus sowerbyi by Gray (1846); it was synonymized subjectively with Ziphius sowerbiensis by Gray (1846); it was synonymized subjectively with Ziphius sowerbii by Owen (1870); it was recombined as Mesoplodon bidens by Trouessart (1904), Turner (1912), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Hershkovitz (1966), Moore (1968), Mead (1989), Rice (1998), Mead and Brownell (2005), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008) and Uhen et al. (2008).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1804Physeter bidens Sowerby p. 310
1817Delphinus sowerbiensis Blainville p. 177
1817Delphinus sowerbensis de Blainville
1822Delphinus sowerbyi Desmarest
1827Heterodon dalei Lesson p. 419
1828Aodon dalei Lesson p. 155 figs. Plate 3, Figure 1
1829Delphinus micropterus Cuvier
1829Delphinus dalei Fischer p. 514
1836Delphinorhynchus micropterus Cuvier
1846Ziphius sowerbiensis Gray p. 27
1846Delphinorhynchus micropterus Gray p. 28
1846Delphinorhynchus sowerbyi Gray p. 84
1850Mesoplodon sowerbiensis Gervais p. 16
1850Ziphius sowerbiensis Gray p. 70
1850Delphinorhynchus micropterus Gray p. 73
1851Mesodiodon micropterum Duvernoy p. 69
1851Mesoplodon sowerbyi Duvernoy p. 69
1852Ziphius sowerbensis Gervais p. 153
1864Ziphius sowerbiensis Gray p. 241
1864Micropteron micropterus Huxley p. 395
1864Micropteron sowerbiensis Huxley p. 395
1866Ziphius sowerbiensis Gray p. 350
1868Ziphius sowerbiensis Gray p. 10
1870Ziphius micropterus Owen p. 28
1870Ziphius sowerbii Owen p. 33
1880Mesoplodon sowerbiensis Van Beneden and Gervais p. 393
1904Mesoplodon bidens Trouessart p. 778
1912Mesoplodon bidens Turner p. 87
1963Mesoplodon bidens Scheffer and Rice p. 8
1966Mesoplodon bidens Hershkovitz p. 127
1968Mesoplodon bidens Moore p. 277
1989Mesoplodon bidens Mead p. 355
1998Mesoplodon bidens Rice p. 90
2005Mesoplodon bidens Mead and Brownell p. 741
2008Mesoplodon bidens Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5
2008Mesoplodon bidens Uhen et al. p. 579

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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
Odontoceti()
Synrhina
familyZiphiidae
subfamilyHyperoodontinae
genusMesoplodon
speciesbidens(Sowerby 1804)

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