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Archaeodelphis patrius

Mammalia - Cetacea - Xenorophidae

Taxonomy
Archaeodelphis patrius was named by Allen (1921). Its type specimen is MCZ 15749, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Charleston, Tiger Leap, which is in a Chattian marine horizon in the Tiger Leap Formation of South Carolina. It is the type species of Archaeodelphis.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1921Archaeodelphis patrius Allen
1923Archaeodelphis patrius Kellogg p. 27
1930Archaeodelphis patrius Hay p. 578
1981Archaeodelphis patrius Fordyce p. 1041
1981Archaeodelphis patrius Thurmond and Jones p. 198
2002Archaeodelphis patrius Fordyce p. 217
2008Archaeodelphis patrius Uhen et al. p. 569
2011Archaeodelphis patrius Geisler et al. p. 5 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()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderCetacea
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderOdontoceti
familyXenorophidae
genusArchaeodelphis
speciespatrius

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatitesubo
Form: roller-shapedo
Ontogeny: modification of partso
Environment: marine, freshwatersubo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatico
Depth habitat: surfaceo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Reproduction: viviparoussubo
Created: 2005-03-06 14:21:39
Modified: 2005-09-22 15:42:08
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
Reference: Uhen 2004

Age range: Chattian or 28.10000 to 23.03000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Chattian28.1 - 23.03USA (South Carolina) Archaeodelphis patrius (type locality: 68974)