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Comodon gidleyi

Mammalia - Eutriconodonta - Amphilestidae

Taxonomy
Phascolodon gidleyi was named by Simpson (1925). Its type specimen is USNM 2703, a mandible (partial left mandible), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

It was recombined as Phascolotheridium gidleyi by Cifelli and Dykes (2001); it was recombined as Comodon gidleyi by Kretzoi and Kretzoi (2000), Cifelli (2002) and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1925Phascolodon gidleyi Simpson
1929Phascolodon gidleyi Simpson p. 31
1979Phascolodon gidleyi Jenkins and Crompton p. 75
2000Comodon gidleyi Kretzoi and Kretzoi
2001Phascolotheridium gidleyi Cifelli and Dykes
2002Comodon gidleyi Cifelli p. 184
2004Comodon gidleyi Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 219, 237-238

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderEutriconodontaKermack et al. 1973
familyAmphilestidae(Osborn 1888)
genusComodonKretzoi and Kretzoi 2000
speciesgidleyi()

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