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Ontocetus emmonsi

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Taxonomy
Ontocetus emmonsi was named by Leidy (1859) [cast ANSP 11255]. Its type specimen is USNM 329064, a tooth (tusk), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Murfreesboro, which is in a Zanclean shallow subtidal sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina. It is the type species of Ontocetus.

It was recombined as Hoplocetus emmonsi by Trouessart (1898) and Trouessart (1904).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1859Ontocetus emmonsi Leidy p. 162
1865Trichecodon huxleyi Lankester p. 226 figs. Plates X-XI
1867Alachtherium crestsii Du Bus p. 566
1869Ontocetus emmonsi Leidy p. 440
1874Alachtherium cretsii Vanden Broeck p. 199
1875Ontocetus emmonsii Cope p. 51
1880Trichechus huxleyi Lankester p. 144
1891Trichechus huxleyi Newton p. 17
1898Trichechus huxleyi Trouessart p. 376
1898Hoplocetus emmonsi Trouessart p. 1055
1902Ontocetus emmonsi Hay p. 596
1904Alachtherium cretsii Palmer p. 87
1904Trichechus huxleyi Trouessart p. 281
1904Hoplocetus emmonsi Trouessart p. 773
1906Prorosmarus alleni Berry and Gregory p. 444
1907Trichechus antverpiensis Rutten p. 12
1909Alachtherium antwerpiensis Hasse p. 302
1922Alachtherium cretsii Kellogg p. 101
1922Prorosmarus alleni Kellogg p. 101
1922Trichecodon huxleyi Kellogg p. 102
1930Prorosmarus alleni Hay p. 559
1957Odobenus huxleyi Hooijer p. 255
1964Odobenus huxleyi Van Deinse p. 187
1964Alachtherium antverpiensis Van Deinse p. 194
1968Odobenus huxleyi Van Der Feen p. 24
1968Odobenus antverpiensis Van Der Feen p. 26
1975Ontocetus emmonsi Ray
1977Alachtherium antverpiensis Repenning and Tedford p. 13
1989Trichecodon huxleyi Barnes p. 23
1994Alachtherium cretsii Deméré p. 118
1994Prorosmarus alleni Deméré p. 119
1994Odobenus huxleyi Deméré p. 121
1997Alachtherium africanum Geraads p. 155 figs. Fig. 15.1-3
1999Odobenus antverpiensis Bosscha Erdbrink and Van Bree p. 76
1999Odobenus cretsii Bosscha Erdbrink and Van Bree p. 76
1999Odobenus huxleyi Bosscha Erdbrink and Van Bree p. 76
1999Odobenus africanus Bosscha Erdbrink and Van Bree p. 80
2003Alachtherium cretsii Deméré et al. p. 49 figs. Fig. 3.3
2003Odobenus huxleyi Deméré et al. p. 49 figs. Fig. 3.3
2003Prorosmarus alleni Deméré et al. p. 49 figs. Fig. 3.3
2004Odobaenus huxleyi Post p. 73
2008Prorosmarus alleni Barnes p. 536
2008Trichecodon huxleyi Barnes p. 536
2008Ontocetus emmonsi Kohno and Ray p. 45
2010Ontocetus emmonsi Werdelin and Peigne p. 647
2018Ontocetus emmonsi Berta et al. p. 217 figs. Fig. 6
2018Ontocetus emmonsi Boessenecker et al. p. 282
2018Ontocetus emmonsi Magallanes et al. p. 30 figs. Figure 14

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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()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
RankNameAuthor
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Pinnipedimorpha
Pinnipedia()
familyOdobenidae()
Neodobenia
subfamilyOdobeninae
tribeOdobenini
genusOntocetus
speciesemmonsi

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