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Heterocetus brevifrons

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

Taxonomy
Cetotherium brevifrons was named by Van Beneden (1872) [no type specimen listed by Van Beneden (1872)]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.

It was recombined as Cetotherium (Plesiocetopsis) brevifrons by Brandt (1873); it was recombined as Cetotherium (Heterocetus) brevifrons by Newton (1891); it was recombined as Plesiocetus brevifrons by Van Deinse (1931); it was considered a nomen dubium by Steeman (2010); it was recombined as Heterocetus brevifrons by Vanden Broeck (1874), Van Beneden (1880), Roger (1887), Trouessart (1898), Abel (1901), Trouessart (1904), Kellogg (1931) and Hampe and Ritsche (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1872Cetotherium brevifrons Van Beneden p. 17
1873Cetotherium (Plesiocetopsis) brevifrons Brandt p. 145
1874Heterocetus brevifrons Vanden Broeck p. 198
1880Heterocetus brevifrons Van Beneden p. 22
1887Cetotherium brevifrons Lydekker p. 46
1887Heterocetus brevifrons Roger p. 28
1891Cetotherium (Heterocetus) brevifrons Newton p. 64
1898Heterocetus brevifrons Trouessart p. 1075
1901Heterocetus brevifrons Abel p. 42
1904Heterocetus brevifrons Trouessart p. 781
1931Heterocetus brevifrons Kellogg p. 313
1931Plesiocetus brevifrons Van Deinse p. 125
2011Heterocetus brevifrons Hampe and Ritsche p. 101

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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
familyCetotheriidae()
genusHeterocetus
speciesbrevifrons()

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