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Afrocyon ginsburgi

Reptilia - Sphenacodontomorphi - Amphicyonidae

Taxonomy
Ysengrinia ginsburgi was named by Morales et al. (1998). Its type specimen is AD 133, a mandible (left mandible with broken ascending ramus), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Arrisdrift, which is in a Miocene/Miocene channel sandstone in Namibia.

It was recombined as Afrocyon ginsburgi by Morales et al. (2016); it was recombined as Cynelos ginsburgi by Morlo and Miller (2019).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Ysengrinia ginsburgi Morales et al.
2002Ysengrinia ginsburgi Hunt, Jr. p. 14
2016Afrocyon ginsburgi Morales et al.
2019Cynelos ginsburgi Morlo and Miller

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassPoeciloglyptica
superorderElpidosauria
orderSphenacodontomorphi
suborderPoliosauriformes
suborderSphenacodontiformes
RankNameAuthor
suborderEdaphosauriformes
suborderCaseiformes
orderTherapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
familyAmphicyonidaeHaeckel 1886
genusAfrocyonCope 1878
speciesginsburgi()

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