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Megaptera hubachi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

Taxonomy
Megaptera hubachi was named by Dathe (1983) [No type specimen number is listed in Dathe (1983). Type info from Demere et al 2005.]. Its type specimen is MB Ma 28570, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton with damaged portions of cranium, rostrum, and mandibles, and associated axial skeleton and pectoral elements), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bahia de Guayacan, which is in a Zanclean slope horizon in the Coquimbo Formation of Chile.

It was considered an invalid subgroup of Balaenopteridae by Bisconti (2010), Marx and Fordyce (2015) and Tsai and Boessenecker (2017); it was recombined as Balaenoptera hubachi by Hampe and Baszio (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Megaptera hubachi Dathe p. 813 figs. Fig. 1-12
2005Megaptera hubachi Deméré et al. p. 122
2010Balaenoptera hubachi Hampe and Baszio p. 213
2011Megaptera hubachi Marx p. 83 figs. Figure 2
2018Megaptera hubachi Lloyd and Slater

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Mysticeti()
Chaeomysticeti()
Plicogulae
superfamilyBalaenopteroidea
familyBalaenopteridae
genusMegaptera
specieshubachi

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