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Hyracotherium gabuniai

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae

Taxonomy
Hyracotherium gabuniai was named by Hooker and Dashzeveg (2004). Its type specimen is PSS.20-55, a tooth, and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Protomoropus.

It was recombined as Orientolophus gabuniai by Ting (1993) and Ting (1998); it was recombined as Protomoropus gabuniai by Hooker and Dashzeveg (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Hyracotherium gabuniai Dashzeveg p. 109 fig. 1
1993Orientolophus gabuniai Ting p. 205
1998Orientolophus gabuniai Ting p. 140
2004Hyracotherium gabuniai Hooker and Dashzeveg p. 109 fig. 1
2004Protomoropus gabuniai Hooker and Dashzeveg pp. 1365-1371 figs. 1-4
2004Hyracotherium gabuniai Lucas and Kondrashov p. 218 figs. 1A-D, 2C-D

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
suborderLophodontomorpha
infraorderEuperissodactyla
Hippomorpha
superfamilyEquoidea
familyPalaeotheriidaeBonaparte 1850
genusHyracotheriumOwen 1841
speciesgabuniai

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
S. G. Lucas and P. E. Kondrashov 2004Small Hyracotherium that differs from the European species in the square shape of the upper molars and more lophodont teeth. Differs from H. angustidens and H. vasacciense from the Wasatchian of North America in being smaller.