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Leptocyon mollis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Leptocyon mollis was named by Merriam (1906).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1906Leptocyon mollis Merriam
2009Leptocyon mollis Tedford et al. p. 18 figs. 3, 5, 6H–J; appendices 2, 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
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
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
superfamilyCanoideaSimpson 1931
familyCanidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyCaninaeGill 1872
genusLeptocyon
speciesmollisMerriam 1906

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
J. C. Merriam 1906L. mollis differs from L. douglassi in its larger size and propor- tionally larger M1 and M2 (fig. 5); from L. vulpinus it differs in its smaller and lower crowned premolars; from L. gregorii it differs in its wider palate, backward direct- ed, more robust, and salient paroccipital process, in larger and lower crowned P3, in more robust P4 with relatively larger and more anteriorly situated protocone and proportionally larger M1 with more prominent cingulum and slightly stronger para- style, and in proportionally larger M2 that bears a metaconule.
R. H. Tedford et al. 2009L. mollis differs from L. douglassi in its larger size and propor- tionally larger M1 and M2 (fig. 5); from L. vulpinus it differs in its smaller and lower crowned premolars; from L. gregorii it differs in its wider palate, backward direct- ed, more robust, and salient paroccipital process, in larger and lower crowned P3, in more robust P4 with relatively larger and more anteriorly situated protocone and proportionally larger M1 with more prominent cingulum and slightly stronger para- style, and in proportionally larger M2 that bears a metaconule.