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Qaisracetus arifi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Taxonomy
Qaisracetus arifi was named by Gingerich et al. (2001). Its type specimen is GSP-UM 3410, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Ander Dabh Shumali, which is in a Lutetian coastal shale in the Domanda Formation of Pakistan. It is the type species of Qaisracetus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
2001Qaisracetus arifi Gingerich et al. pp. 296-297
2001Qaisracetus spinalis Gingerich et al. p. 316 figs. Table A-3
2008Qaisracetus arifi McLeod and Barnes p. 93

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
familyProtocetidae
genusQaisracetus
speciesarifi

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