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Plesiocetus occidentalis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

Taxonomy
Plesiocetus occidentalis was named by Kellogg (1925) [No locality information is available for the type specimen of Plesiocetus occidentalis (Kellogg, 1925), although he suggests it is from the Tortonian Monterey Formation.]. Its type specimen is UCMP M1351, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Plesiocetopsis occidentalis by Hay (1930).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1925Plesiocetus occidentalis Kellogg p. 50 figs. Figures 7-10
1930Plesiocetopsis occidentalis Hay p. 572

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Mysticeti()
Chaeomysticeti()
Plicogulae
superfamilyBalaenopteroidea
familyBalaenopteridae
genusPlesiocetus
speciesoccidentalis

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