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Parietobalaena affinis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Taxonomy
Heterocetus affinis was named by Van Beneden and Gervais (1868) [no type specimen listed in Van Beneden (1880); lectotype after Steeman (2010) ]. Its type specimen is lectotype IRScNB CtM 605 a-b/Reg 301, a partial skull (left periotic and bulla), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Deurne (Fort 1), Deurne Sand, which is in a Tortonian lagoonal sandstone in the Diest Formation of Belgium.

It was recombined as Cetotherium affine by Lydekker (1887); it was recombined as Plesiocetus affinis by Van Deinse (1931); it was recombined as Parietobalaena affinis by Steeman (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Heterocetus affinis Van Beneden and Gervais p. 21
1874Heterocetus affinis Vanden Broeck p. 198
1880Heterocetus affinis Van Beneden p. 21
1887Cetotherium affine Lydekker p. 47
1898Heterocetus affinis Trouessart p. 1075
1901Heterocetus affinis Abel p. 42
1904Heterocetus affinis Trouessart p. 781
1931Plesiocetus affinis Van Deinse p. 121
1958Heterocetus affinis Misonne p. 107
2010Parietobalaena affinis Steeman p. 73

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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
Mysticeti()
Chaeomysticeti()
Plicogulae
superfamilyCetotherioidea
genusParietobalaena
speciesaffinis()

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