Albireo whistleri

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Delphinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Cladus: Euungulata
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Cladus: Artiofabula
Cladus: Cetruminantia
Subordo: Whippomorpha
Infraordo: Cetacea
Cladus: Neoceti
Parvordo: Odontoceti
Cladus: Delphinida
Superfamilia: Delphinoidea

Familia: †Albireonidae
Genus: †Albireo
Species: †Albireo whistleri

Name[edit]

Albireo whistleri Barnes, 1984: 31

Holotype: UCMP 314589 [formerly UCR 14589], cranium, periotics, tympanic bullae, ossicles, mandible with teeth, isolated teeth, complete postcranial skeleton lacking only terminal caudal vertebrae, pelvic bones, and some phalanges and metacarpals, all from one individual.

Type locality and horizon: UCR locality RV-7309, in Unit F, approximately 20 to 30 feet above the base of the Almejas Formation, latest Miocene, Baja California, Mexico.

Etymology: Named after dr. David P. Whistler, who collected the holotype [see Barnes 1984, p. 31]

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