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Desmostylus hesperus

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae

Taxonomy
Desmostylus hesperus was named by Marsh (1888). Its type specimen is YPM 1395d, a set of teeth, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mission San Jose, east, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in the Briones Formation of California. It is the type species of Desmostylus.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Desmostylus hesperus Marsh p. 95
1898Desmostylus hesperus Trouessart p. 1006
1902Desmostylus hesperus Hay p. 583
1904Desmostylus hesperus Trouessart p. 751
1914Desmostylus japonicus Tokunaga and Iwasaki
1915Desmostylus watasei Hay p. 396 figs. not figured
1915Desmostylus hesperus Hay p. 397
1915Desmostylus watasei Hay p. 397
1922Desmostylus hesperus Hannibal p. 238
1922Desmostylus cymatias Hannibal p. 239
1923Desmostylus californicus Hay p. 106
1925Desmostylus hesperus Zittel p. 266
1930Desmostylus californicus Hay p. 655
1930Desmostylus hesperus Hay p. 655
1935Desmostylus mirabilis Nagao p. 822
1937Desmostylus minor Nagao p. 46
1937Desmostylella typica Nagao p. 82
1937Desmostylus hesperus VanderHoof p. 189
1959Desmostylus hesperus Reinhart p. 65
1966Desmostylus hesperus Shikama p. 157
1966Desmostylus hesperus japonicus Shikama p. 161
1971Desmostylus hesperus Dubrovo and Sinel'nikova p. 671
1995Desmostylus hesperus Hasegawa et al. p. 5
1995Desmostylus hesperus japonicus Hasegawa et al. p. 5
1996Desmostylus hesperus Domning p. 394
2008Desmostylus hesperus Domning p. 642
2017Desmostylus hesperus Matsui p. 3

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
orderDesmostylia
familyDesmostylidae
genusDesmostylus
specieshesperus

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