Denebola brachycephala

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Denebola brachycephala

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Delphinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Subordo: Whippomorpha
Infraordo: Cetacea
Cladus: Neoceti
Parvordo: Odontoceti
Informal group: Delphinida
Superfamilia: Delphinoidea

Familia: Monodontidae
Genus: †Denebola
Species: †Denebola brachycephala

Name[edit]

  • Denebola brachycephala Barnes, 1984: 13

Holotype: UCR 21245, nearly complete but badly shattered skull, periotics, tympanic bullae, isolated teeth, parts of both mandibles, several vertebrae, ribs, parts of the pectoral girdle and forelimbs, all from one individual.

Type locality and horizon: UCR locality RV-6505, (Field locality 11), in Unit 6 approximately 15 feet above the base of the Almejas Formation, latest Miocene, Baja California, Mexico.

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