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Iridodon datzae

Mammalia - Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae

Taxonomy
Iridodon datzae was named by Morlo and Gunnell (2003). Its type specimen is UMMP 103465, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Cathedral Bluffs (UNSM), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Wasatch Formation of Wyoming. It is the type species of Iridodon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Iridodon datzae Morlo and Gunnell p. 67 fig. 17

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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()
orderHyaenodonta()
familyHyaenodontidaeLeidy 1869
subfamilyLimnocyoninae
genusIridodon
speciesdatzae

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
M. Morlo and G. F. Gunnell 2003Iridodon differs from Prolimnocyon in lacking M3, from Limnocyon in being
much smaller and having much more slender premolars, from Oxyaenodon in having basined molar talonids, and from Thinocyon in lacking a bowed dentary, in having the M1-2 cristid obliqua angled about 30° labially, and in having a narrower M1.