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Neotherium primigenum

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Taxonomy
Prototaria primigena was named by Takeyama and Ozawa (1984) [HUTE = Hyogo University of Teacher Education]. Its type specimen is HUTE 1001, a skull (skull and some postcranial elements), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Neotherium primigenum by Barnes (1989).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1984Prototaria primigena Takeyama and Ozawa p. 36 figs. Fig. 1
1989Neotherium primigenum Barnes p. 21
1994Prototaria primigena Kohno
1995Prototaria primigena Kohno et al. p. 289
2003Prototaria primigena Deméré et al. p. 49 figs. Fig. 3.3
2013Prototaria primigenia Boessenecker and Churchill p. 10 fig. 8
2018Prototaria primigenia Berta p. 714 figs. Fig. 3
2018Prototaria primigena Berta et al. p. 217 figs. Fig. 6
2018Prototaria primigenia 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
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Pinnipedimorpha
Pinnipedia()
familyOdobenidae()
genusNeotherium
speciesprimigenum()

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
K. Takeyama and T. Ozawa 1984 medium enaliarctid genus with short rostrum ; P1 single-rooted, P2 double-rooted, P3 and P4 bilobed double-rooted, M1 three-rooted and M2 single-rooted ; lacrimal foramen present.