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Praetragulidae

Mammalia - Ungulata - Praetragulidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2001Praetragulidae Vislobokova p. S136

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
infraorderTragulina
superfamilyHypertraguloidea
familyPraetragulidae
familyPraetragulidae

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
I. A. Vislobokova 2001Skull brachycephalic with shorter snout than in hypertragulids and hypisodontids. Orbits not very large. Postorbital bar apparently open. Foramen ovale small, ovate, and placed as in hypertra- gulids. Petrosal short and broad. Promontorium weak, short, and corresponding to main whorl of cochlea. Tensor tympani fossa pocketed both in lateral and medial wall. Stapedial muscle fossa narrow, sinuous, and located posteriorly. Upper canines large. Lower canines not completely included in incisor row, small or enlarged. PI and pi lost. Diastemata behind p2 absent. Radius and ulna usuatly separate. Fibula distally detached, not fused to tibia. Central metapodials separate.