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Brujadelphis

Mammalia - Ungulata

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2017Brujadelphis Berta p. 164
2017Brujadelphis Lambert et al. p. 920

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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
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderOdontoceti
infraorderDelphinida
superfamilyInioidea
genusBrujadelphis

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
O. Lambert et al. 2017Brujadelphis ankylorostris differs from all other delphinidans except Isthminia Pyenson etal., 2015 in the partial ankylosis of the considerably thickened premaxillae above the mesorostral groove. It further differs from all other delphinidans except Atocetus and to a lesser extent Pithanodelphis Abel, 1905 in the inflated nasals with a transversely convex dorsal surface, from all other delphinidans except Parapontoporia Barnes, 1984 and to a lesser extent Isthminia in the longitudinally extended crest formed by the strongly transversely pinched frontals on the vertex, from all other delphinidans except several inioids and phocoenids in the presence of premaxillary eminences instead of premaxillary sac fossae, and from all other delphinidans except several archaic Miocene delphinidans including Atocetus, Isthminia Pithanodelphis and part of the pontoporiids in the presence of an internasal fossa. Brujadelphis ankylorostris further differs from Isthminia in the tooth count being markedly higher and in lacking the Z-shaped pattern of the posterolateral and posteromedial sulci.
It differs from many archaic Miocene delphinidans including Atocetus, Delphinodon Leidy, 1869, Kentriodon, Macrokentriodon Dawson, 1996 and Pithanodelphis in the absence of a contact between premaxilla and nasal. It differs from the lipotids Lipotes and Parapontoporia in the absence of an anterior bullar facet, from Inia and pontoporiids in the proportionally longer anterior process of the peri- otic, from pontoporiids in lacking a concave dorsal outline of the posterior process of the periotic, from iniids in the lack of a frontal boss and from Inia in lacking developed heels on crowns of posteriormost teeth.