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Prorastomus sirenoides

Mammalia - Sirenia - Prorastomidae

Taxonomy
Prorastomus sirenoides was named by Owen (1855). Its type specimen is BMNH 44897, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Freemans Hall, which is in a Ypresian marine limestone in the Chapelton Formation of Jamaica.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1855Prorastomus sirenoides Owen p. 543
1885Prorastomus sirenoides Woodward p. 425
1887Prorastomus sirenoides Lydekker p. 12
1898Prorastomus sirenoides Trouessart p. 999
1904Prorastomus sirenoides Trouessart p. 748
1925Prorastomus sirenoides Zittel p. 264
1959Prorastomus sirenoides Reinhart p. 5
1993Prorastomus sirenoides Domning and Clark p. 414
1994Prorastomus sirenoides Domning p. 189
1994Prorastomus sirenoides Savage et al. p. 428
1996Prorastomus sirenoides Domning p. 378
2008Prorastomus sirenoides Domning p. 527
2014Prorastomus sirenoides Voss p. 91 figs. Figure 3

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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
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderSirenia()
familyProrastomidae
genusProrastomus
speciessirenoides

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticf
Diet: herbivoref
Reproduction: viviparousf
Created: 2005-09-11 17:02:09
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:41:33
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Domning 1978, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Ypresian to the top of the Lutetian or 56.00000 to 41.30000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Jamaica Prorastomus sirenoides (type locality: 49874)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Jamaica Prorastomus sirenoides (144125)