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Bothriodon americanus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

Taxonomy
Hyopotamus americanus was named by Leidy (1856) [original combination!]. Its type locality is Peanut Peak, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the Chadron Formation of South Dakota.

It was recombined as Choeropotamus (Hyopotamus) americanus by Leidy (1857); it was recombined as Ancodus americanus by Scott (1895); it was recombined as Ancodon americanus by Hay (1902), Matthew (1909) and Cook (1912); it was recombined as Bothriodon americanus by Scott (1940); it was recombined as Aepinacodon americanus by Troxell (1921), Hay (1930), Clark (1937), Macdonald (1956), Russell (1978) and Kron and Manning (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Hyopotamus americanus Leidy
1857Choeropotamus (Hyopotamus) americanus Leidy p. 89
1869Hyopotamus americanus Leidy
1871Hyopotamus americanus Leidy
1878Hyopotamus americanus King
1894Hyopotamus americanus Osborn and Wortman
1895Ancodus americanus Scott
1899Hyopotamus americanus Matthew
1901Hyopotamus americanus Matthew
1902Ancodon americanus Hay
1909Ancodon americanus Matthew p. 1
1909Hyopotamus americanus Osborn
1910Hyopotamus americanus O'Harra
1912Ancodon americanus Cook
1912Hyopotamus americanus Deperet
1920Hyopotamus americanus O'Harra
1921Aepinacodon americanus Troxell p. 334
1930Aepinacodon americanus Hay
1937Aepinacodon americanus Clark
1940Bothriodon americanus Scott p. 463 figs. Plate XLV, Figs. 1-3
1956Aepinacodon americanus Macdonald
1978Aepinacodon americanus Russell
1998Aepinacodon americanus Kron and Manning

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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()
Cetancodonta
superfamilyHippopotamoidea
subfamilyBothriodontinae
genusBothriodonAymard 1846
speciesamericanus(Leidy 1856)

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