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Protocetoidea (disused)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Taxonomy
Protocetoidea was named by Mitchell (1989). It is not extant. It was considered paraphyletic by Rice (1998).

It was considered a nomen vanum by Fordyce and de Muizon (2001).

It was assigned to Archaeoceti by Mitchell (1989), Rice (1998) and Gingerich (2005); and to Cetacea by Rice (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Protocetoidea Mitchell p. 2231
1998Protocetoidea Rice p. 52 figs. Table 5
2005Protocetoidea Gingerich p. 237 figs. Table 15.1
2009Protocetoidea Rice p. 235 figs. Table 1

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

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