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Lycopsis

Mammalia - Sparassodonta

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Lycopsis Stirton p. 614
1977Lycopsis Marshall
1978Lycopsis Marshall
1979Lycopsis Marshall
1997Lycopsis Goin
1997Lycopsis McKenna and Bell
1999Lycopsis de Muizon p. 507

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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
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
orderSparassodonta()
superfamilyBorhyaenoideaAmeghino 1894
genusLycopsis

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
L. G. Marshall 1977Revised diagnosis.-Medium to large size;
I?? C1, P3a M44; protocone large on Ml-3,
slightly smaller on M4; paracone becomes
smaller from MI to M3; metacone becomes relatively
(and absolutely) larger than paracone
from M1 to M3; upper molars lack stylar shelf;
ectocingulum is present labial to paracone;
parastyle large; ligamentous mandibular symphysis,
unfused in adult; metaconid absent;
protoconid trenchant and about twice as high
as paraconid; talonid basin large on M1-3, very
small on M4; P', has slight oblique implantation
labially at anterior end; P22 and P33 are
aligned anteroposteriorly; P3 is large but not
prominent; canine is only moderately developed.