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Lonchodelphis occiduus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Taxonomy
Delphinus occiduus was named by Leidy (1868). Its type specimen is MCZ 8765 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Half Moon Bay, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in California.

It was considered an invalid subgroup of Delphinidae by Eastman (1907); it was recombined as Phocaena occidua by Jordan and Gilbert (1919) and Delete (1919); it was considered a nomen dubium by de Muizon (1988) and Uhen et al. (2008); it was recombined as Lonchodelphis occiduus by Allen (1924), Hay (1930) and Boessenecker (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Delphinus occiduus Leidy p. 197 figs. Plate IX, Figure 2
1869Delphinus occiduus Leidy p. 431
1898Delphinus occiduus Trouessart p. 1031
1902Delphinus occiduus Hay p. 594
1904Delphinus occiduus Trouessart p. 765
1919Phocaena occidua Delete
1919Phocaena occidua Jordan and Gilbert p. 59 figs. Plate IX, Fig. 2; Plate XXVIII, Figs. 2,
1924Lonchodelphis occiduus Allen pp. 194-195
1930Lonchodelphis occiduus Hay p. 593
2013Lonchodelphis occiduus Boessenecker p. 817

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
suborderOdontoceti
genusLonchodelphis
speciesocciduus()

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