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Natchitochia

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Natchitochia Uhen pp. 644-666 figs. 2-5
2001Natchitochia Uhen p. 136
2005Natchitochia Gingerich et al. p. 200
2008Natchitochia McLeod and Barnes p. 93
2008Natchitochia Uhen p. 560
2011Natchitochia Bianucci and Gingerich p. 1174
2014Natchitochia Uhen p. 211
2015Natchitochia Gao and Ni p. 156 figs. Table 1
2016Natchitochia Marx et al. p. 100
2017Natchitochia Berta p. 159

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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()
familyProtocetidae
genusNatchitochia

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
M. D. Uhen 1998Significantly larger than most other protocetines, with the exception of Eocetus schweinfurthi and Pappocetus lugardi; vertebrae are smaller than those of Eocetus and lack elongation of the lumbar centra; vertebrae lack the ventral keel seen in thos vertebrae assigned to Pappocetus; ribs are smaller and more gracile than those of Pappocetus.
M. D. Uhen 2008Significantly larger than most other protocetids, with the exception of Eocetus and Pappocetus. Vertebrae lack elongation of the lumbar centra of Eocetus (Uhen, 1999) and lack the ventral keel seen in vertebrae assigned to Pappocetus (Halstead and Middleton, 1974). Natchitochia has a well-developed articular surface on the transverse process of the single sacral vertebra (Uhen, 1998b).