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Xiphactinus vetus

Actinopteri - Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae

Taxonomy
Polygonodon vetus was named by Leidy (1856). It is not extant.

It was recombined as Xiphactinus vetus by Schwimmer et al. (1997) and Shimada et al. (2006).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Polygonodon vetus Leidy p. 221
1858Polygonodon rectus Leidy p. 218
1872Portheus angulatus Cope
1873Erisichthe angulatus Cope p. 2
1967Polygonodon rectus Miller p. 229
1997Xiphactinus vetus Schwimmer et al. p. 611
2006Xiphactinus vetus Shimada et al. p. 24

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
RankNameAuthor
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteossomorpha
orderIchthyodectiformesBardack and Sprinkle 1969
familyIchthyodectidaeCrook 1892
genusXiphactinusLeidy 1870
speciesvetus()

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