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Mammalia - Cetacea
It was assigned to Delphinidae by Dal Piaz (1916), Kellogg (1928), Dal Piaz (1929), Simpson (1945), Pilleri (1985) and Carroll (1988); to Autoceta by McKenna and Bell (1997); to Eurhinodelphinoidea by Fordyce and de Muizon (2001); to Cetacea by Sepkoski (2002); and to Delphinoidea by Lambert (2005).
|Year||Name and author|
|1916||Protodelphinus Dal Piaz p. 44 figs. Plate 1|
|1928||Protodelphinus Kellogg p. 33 figs. Table 1|
|1929||Protodelphinus Dal Piaz p. 85|
|1945||Protodelphinus Simpson p. 103|
|1985||Protodelphinus Pilleri p. 62|
|1997||Protodelphinus McKenna and Bell p. 371|
|2001||Protodelphinus Fordyce and de Muizon p. 178|
|2002||Protodelphinus Sepkoski, Jr.|
|2005||Protodelphinus Lambert p. 228|
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