Parietobalaena laxata Van Beneden 1880 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Alternative combinations: Idiocetus laxatus, Mesocetus laxatus, Plesiocetus laxatus

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1880. Les mysticetes a courts fanons des sables des environs d'anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 1880:11-27

Belongs to Parietobalaena according to M. Steeman 2010

See also Misonne 1958, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden 1880, Van Beneden 1886 and Van Deinse 1931

Sister taxa: Parietobalaena affinis, Parietobalaena campiniana, Parietobalaena palmeri, Parietobalaena securis, Parietobalaena yamaokai

Type specimen: lectotype IRScNB CtM 727/Reg 61, a partial skeleton (left & right periotics and tympanics, occipital condyle, centra of all cervical and first to seventh thoracic vertebrate). Its type locality is Deurne (Fort 1), Deurne Sand, which is in a Tortonian lagoonal sandstone in the Diest Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene of Belgium (1 collection), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 2 collections including 3 occurrences

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