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Isocetus depauwi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Taxonomy
Isocetus depauwii was named by Van Beneden and Gervais (1868) [MRHNB 4018 = cotype according to Abel 1938 the partial skeleton RBINS M.396-R.370 is the first figured specimen and shows sufficient diagnostic features to be used as lectotype (Bisconti et al, 2013)]. Its type specimen is MRHNB 4018, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Vieux-Dieu, which is in a Langhian/Serravallian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Berchem Formation of Belgium.

It was recombined as Mesocetus depauwi by Vanden Broeck (1874); it was considered a nomen dubium by Steeman (2010); it was corrected as Isocetus depauwi by Abel (1938) and Bisconti et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Isocetus depauwii Van Beneden and Gervais p. 24
1874Mesocetus depauwi Vanden Broeck p. 146
1880Isocetus depauwii Van Beneden
1898Isocetus depauxi Trouessart p. 1076
1904Isocetus depauxi Trouessart p. 782
1938Isocetus depauwi Abel p. 5
2008Isocetus depauwii Uhen et al. p. 615
2013Isocetus depauwi Bisconti et al. p. 98

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderMysticeti
Chaeomysticeti()
superfamilyThalassotherii
genusIsocetus
speciesdepauwi()

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