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Merycoidodon (Merycoidodon)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1996Merycoidodon (Merycoidodon) Stevens and Stevens p. 515

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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()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
orderArtiodactyla()
familyMerycoidodontidae
subfamilyMerycoidodontinae
genusMerycoidodon
subgenusMerycoidodon

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. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 1996The cranial characterization of the subgenus is the same as for the genus as defined by Merycoidodon culbertsoni, a species with a small auditory bulla that has a deep hyoidal groove (see Thorpe, 1937a, fig. 7A). It differs from M. (Otarohyus) by a small auditory bulla with a deep hyoidal groove.