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Oreodon culbertsoni periculorum

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Discussion

Originally a subspecies of Oreodon culbertsoni named by Cope (1884)

Taxonomy
Oreodon culbertsoni periculorum was named by Cope (1884). Its type specimen is AMNH 6397, a skull (Skull with I1-M3 and mandible with i1-m3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Horsetail Creek, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the White River Formation of Colorado.

It was recombined as Merycoidodon periculorum by Bump and Loomis (1930); it was recombined as Merycoidodon culbertsonii periculorum by Thorpe (1937); it was synonymized subjectively with Merycoidodon culbertsonii by Galbreath (1953) and Stevens and Stevens (1996); it was recombined as Genetochoerus periculorum by Schultz and Falkenbach (1968); it was recombined as Prodesmatochoerus periculorum by Lander (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Oreodon culbertsoni periculorum Cope p. 513 figs. 14-16, 19-23, 52
1930Merycoidodon periculorum Bump and Loomis
1937Merycoidodon culbertsonii periculorum Thorpe p. 56 figs. PL III, figs. 1-2
1968Genetochoerus periculorum Schultz and Falkenbach p. 136 figs. igures 14-16, 19-23, 52
1998Prodesmatochoerus periculorum Lander

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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()
familyMerycoidodontidae
subfamilyMerycoidodontinae
genusOreodon
speciesculbertsoni()
subspeciespericulorum

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