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Monodon monoceros (narhwal)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Monodontidae

Taxonomy
Monodon monoceros was named by Linnaeus (1758) [No type specimen designated (Hershkovitz, 1966). ]. It is extant.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Monodon monoceros Linnaeus p. 75
1762Ceratodontis ceratodon Brisson p. 366
1779Monodon narhwal Blumenbach p. 142
1781Monodon narhval Borowski p. 142
1804Narwalus vulgaris Lacépède p. 142
1804Narwalus microcephalus Lacépède p. 159
1804Narwalus andersonianus Lacépède p. 163
1811Monodon microcephalus Fleming
1811Ceratodon monodon Pallas p. 146
1828Tachynices megacephalus Brookes p. 40
1829Monodon monoceros Fischer p. 516
1846Monodon monoceros Gray p. 29
1847Monodon monoceros Nilsson p. 619
1850Monodon monoceros Gray p. 75
1864Monodon monoceros Gray p. 247
1866Monodon monoceros Gray p. 310
1868Monodon monoceros Gray p. 9
1873Monodon monoceros Brandt p. 232
1887Monodon monoceros Lydekker p. 78
1891Monodon monoceros Newton p. 78
1902Monodon monoceros Hay p. 594
1904Monodon monoceros Trouessart p. 772
1911Monodon monoceros Thomas p. 155
1912Monodon monoceros Turner p. 96
1930Monodon monoceros Hay p. 595
1963Monodon monoceros Scheffer and Rice p. 5
1966Monodon monoceros Hershkovitz p. 112
1980Monodon monoceros Reeves and Tracey p. 1
1998Monodon monoceros Rice p. 97
2005Monodon monoceros Mead and Brownell p. 735
2008Monodon monoceros Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 981 figs. Fig. 5

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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
suborderOdontoceti
infraorderDelphinida
superfamilyDelphinoidea
familyMonodontidae
genusMonodon
speciesmonoceros

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