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Parietobalaena laxata

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Taxonomy
Mesocetus laxatus was named by Van Beneden (1880) [no type specimen listen in Van Beneden (1880); lectotype after Steeman (2010)]. Its type specimen is lectotype IRScNB CtM 727/Reg 61, a partial skeleton (left & right periotics and tympanics, occipital condyle, centra of all cervical and first to seventh thoracic vertebrate), 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 Idiocetus laxatus by Van Beneden (1886), Trouessart (1898), Trouessart (1904) and Misonne (1958); it was recombined as Plesiocetus laxatus by Van Deinse (1931); it was recombined as Parietobalaena laxata by Steeman (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Mesocetus laxatus Van Beneden p. 23
1886Idiocetus laxatus Van Beneden p. 63
1898Idiocetus laxatus Trouessart p. 1076
1904Idiocetus laxatus Trouessart p. 782
1931Plesiocetus laxatus Van Deinse p. 140
1958Idiocetus laxatus Misonne p. 107
2010Parietobalaena laxata 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
specieslaxata()

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