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Cerdocyon avius

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Cerdocyon avius was named by Torres and Ferrusquia (1981). Its type specimen is IGM 2903, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Cerdocyon avius Torres and Ferrusquia p. 82
2009Cerdocyon avius Tedford et al. p. 82

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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()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
RankNameAuthor
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
superfamilyCanoideaSimpson 1931
familyCanidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyCaninaeGill 1872
tribeCaniniFischer de Waldheim 1817
subtribeCerdocyonina
genusCerdocyonHamilton-Smith 1839
speciesaviusTorres and Ferrusquia 1981

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
Torres and Ferrusquia 1981Cerdocyon? avius is distinguished from C. texanus by its single- rooted p1; smaller dentition set in longer and deeper horizontal ramus; slightly better defined subangular lobe; m1 with more reduced metaconid, lack of crest connecting talonid cusps; and absence of an entoconulid.
R. H. Tedford et al. 2009Cerdocyon? avius is distinguished from C. texanus by its single- rooted p1; smaller dentition set in longer and deeper horizontal ramus; slightly better defined subangular lobe; m1 with more reduced metaconid, lack of crest connecting talonid cusps; and absence of an entoconulid.