The generic name Mediocris (Cetacea: Delphinoidea: Kentriodontidae), belongs to a foraminiferan

  title={The generic name Mediocris (Cetacea: Delphinoidea: Kentriodontidae), belongs to a foraminiferan},
  author={Mark D. Uhen},
  journal={Fossil Record},
  • M. Uhen
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Biology
  • Fossil Record
Mediocris commenticius, a kentriodontid odontocete cetacean (type specimens MTMV.93.2 and MAFI V.21681, V.21682), was recently named and described from the middle Miocene of Hungary (Kazar, 2005). The generic name Mediocris (from the Latin mediocris, or middling) was proposed in reference to the moderate size and ordinary morphology of the genus relative to other kentriodontids. Unfortunately, the generic name Mediocris is preoccupied by a fusilinacean foraminiferan (Mediocris mediocris… 
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Sophianaecetus, a replacement name for Mediocris (Cetacea: Delphinoidea: Kentriodontidae)
Sophianaecetus gen. nov. is introduced here for the Middle Miocene kentriodontid (Mammalia: Cetacea: Delphinoidea) Mediocris commenticius Kazar, 2005 to replace Mediocris, which is a homonym as noted
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A new kentriodontid (Cetacea: Delphinoidea) from the Middle Miocene of Hungary
A kentriodontid dolphin from the Sarmatian of south Hungary, territory of the ancient Central Paratethys Sea, with an incomplete skeleton including a distorted skull and mandibles with teeth, ear bones, elements of both flippers, and numerous vertebrae, which shows affinities to Pithanodelphis.
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