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Libysiren sickenbergi

Mammalia - Protosirenidae

Taxonomy
Libysiren sickenbergi was named by Domning et al. (2017) [Libysiren sickenbergi “Heal, 1973”: Zalmout and Gingerich, 2012:7. (Nomen nudum.)]. Its type specimen is NHMUK M45675a–g, a partial skeleton (cranium, mandible, atlas, anterior thoracic vertebra, and three rib fragments), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bu el Haderait, which is in a Lutetian carbonate limestone in the Wadi Thamit Formation of Libya. It is the type species of Libysiren.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2017Libysiren sickenbergi Domning et al. pp. e1299158-2 figs. Figs. 1-15

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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
Pansirenia
Sirenia()
familyProtosirenidae
genusLibysiren
speciessickenbergi

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
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