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Equatorius africanus

Mammalia - Primates

Taxonomy
Sivapithecus africanus was named by Le Gros Clark and Leakey (1951). It is the type species of Equatorius.

It was recombined as Kenyapithecus africanus by Leakey (1968); it was recombined as Equatorius africanus by Ward et al. (1999).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1951Sivapithecus africanus Le Gros Clark and Leakey
1968Kenyapithecus africanus Leakey p. 827
1999Equatorius africanus Ward et al. p. 1383

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
Euprimateformes
EuprimatesHoffstetter 1978
infraorderHaplorhini(Pocock 1918)
suborderAnthropoideaMivart 1864
infraorderCatarrhiniGeoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1812
superfamilyHominoideaGray 1825
genusEquatorius
speciesafricanus(Le Gros Clark and Leakey 1951)

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