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Platydelphis

Mammalia - Cetacea

Taxonomy
Platydelphis was named by Du Bus (1872). Its type is Delphinus canaliculatus.

It was synonymized subjectively with Schizodelphis by Trouessart (1898); it was synonymized subjectively with Cyrtodelphis by Trouessart (1904); it was considered a nomen dubium by Abel (1905).

It was assigned to Platanistidae by Palmer (1904); and to Odontoceti by Du Bus (1872) and Fordyce and de Muizon (2001).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1872Platydelphis Du Bus p. 498
1904Platydelphis Palmer p. 544
2001Platydelphis Fordyce and de Muizon p. 179

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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
orderCetacea
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderOdontoceti
genusPlatydelphis

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
Collections
No collection or age range data are available