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Otekaikea huata

Mammalia - Ungulata - Waipatiidae

Taxonomy
Otekaikea huata was named by Tanaka and Fordyce (2015). Its type specimen is OU 22306, a partial skeleton (skull, right periotic and sigmoid process of left bulla, fused mandibles, 60 isolated conical-crowned teeth, atlas, axis, three other cervical vertebrae, 12 tho), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Haughs’ Quarry, which is in a Duntroonian offshore shelf lime mudstone in the Otekaike Limestone Formation of New Zealand.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2015Otekaikea huata Tanaka and Fordyce p. 5 figs. Figures 2-20, Tables 1-3

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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
superfamilyPlatanistoidea
familyWaipatiidae
genusOtekaikea
specieshuata

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