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Mammuthus primigenius (wooly mammoth)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Taxonomy
Elephas primigenius was named by Blumenbach (1799). It is not extant.

It was recombined as Mammonteus primigenius by Osborn (1924) and Osborn (1942); it was recombined as Mammuthus primigenius by Kurten and Anderson (1980), Shoshani and Tassy (1996), Agenbroad (2005), Palombo (2005), Rogaev et al. (2006) and Christiansen (2007).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1799Elephas primigenius Blumenbach
1803Elephas primigenius Blumenbach
1850Elephas primigenius Mantell p. 168
1860Elephas primigenius Nordmann p. 278
1924Elephas boreus Hay
1924Mammonteus primigenius Osborn
1942Mammonteus primigenius Osborn
1980Mammuthus primigenius Kurten and Anderson p. 353
1996Mammuthus primigenius Shoshani and Tassy
2005Mammuthus primigenius Agenbroad p. 74
2005Mammuthus primigenius Palombo p. 107
2006Mammuthus primigenius Rogaev et al.
2007Mammuthus primigenius Christiansen p. 425

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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
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
superfamilyElephantoidea
familyElephantidae
subfamilyElephantinaeGray 1821
tribeElephantiniGray 1821
genusMammuthusBrookes 1828
speciesprimigenius(Blumenbach 1799)

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