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Xesmodon prolixus

Mammalia - Litopterna - Proterotheriidae

Taxonomy
Megacrodon prolixus was named by Roth (1899). Its type specimen is mandible with P4-M1, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lago Musters, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in Argentina.

It was recombined as Xesmodon prolixus by Simpson (1948).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Megacrodon prolixus Roth p. 384
1948Xesmodon prolixus Simpson

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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()
orderLitopternaAmeghino 1889
suborderLopholipterna
familyProterotheriidaeAmeghino 1887
genusXesmodonBerg 1899
speciesprolixus()

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