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Promerycochoerinae

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1949Promerycochoerinae Schultz and Falkenbach p. 84
2007Promerycochoerinae Stevens and Stevens p. 161

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyOreodontoidea
familyMerycoidodontidaeThorpe 1923
subfamilyPromerycochoerinae
subfamilyPromerycochoerinae

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
C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1949small- to large-sized forms exhibiting a tendency towards brachycephalic skulls; a narrow supraoccipital region which is not fan shaped as in Merycochoerinae, Ticholeptinae, and Merychyinae; a small and shallow lacrimal fossa; an inflated muzzle with facial constriction; inflated bullae; brachyodont teeth; large C/ and P1; and a posterior intermediate crest on P3