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Pappocetus lugardi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

Taxonomy
Pappocetus lugardi was named by Andrews (1920). Its type specimen is BMNH M11414, a mandible (left dentary with P2-M2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Port Harcourt RR, which is in a Bartonian deep-water horizon in the Ameki Formation of Nigeria. It is the type species of Pappocetus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Pappocetus lugardi Andrews p. 309
2008Pappocetus lugardi McLeod and Barnes p. 87
2015Pappocetus lugardi Gingerich and Zouhri p. 276

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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
genusPappocetus
specieslugardi

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