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Plagiaulax becklesii

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Plagiaulacidae

Taxonomy
Plagiaulax becklesii was named by Falconer (1857). Its type specimen is BMNH 47731, a mandible (partial right mandible), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Plagiaulax.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1857Plagiaulax becklesii Falconer
1871Plagiaulax medius Owen p. 84
1928Plagiaulax becklesii Simpson p. 33 figs. Pl. 2, figs 5-6; pl. 3, figs 1-2; text-fig. 9
1971Plagiaulax becklesii Hahn p. 35
1979Plagiaulax becklesii Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska p. 101
2004Plagiaulax becklesii Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 254, 316

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Allotheria()
orderMultituberculataCope 1884
suborderPlagiaulacida(Ameghino 1889)
familyPlagiaulacidaeGill 1872
genusPlagiaulaxFalconer 1857
speciesbecklesiiFalconer 1857

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