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Protopsalis

Mammalia - Creodonta - Hyaenodontidae

Taxonomy
Protopsalis was named by Cope (1880).

It was synonymized subjectively with Patriofelis by Wortman (1894), Matthew (1899), Osborn (1900), Hay (1902), Matthew (1909), Matthew and Granger (1915), Gazin (1957) and Guthrie (1971).

It was assigned to Hyaenodontidae by Scott (1892); to Oxyaenidae by Cope (1880), Denison (1938) and Gunnell (1998); and to Oxyaeninae by Van Valen (1967) and Stucky and Hardy (2007).

Species

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Protopsalis Cope p. 745
1892Protopsalis Scott p. 316
1938Protopsalis Denison
1967Protopsalis Van Valen
1998Protopsalis Gunnell
2007Protopsalis Stucky and Hardy p. 58

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Placentalia
Boreoeutheria
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
orderCreodonta()
orderHyaenodonta()
superfamilyHyaenodontoideaLeidy 1869
familyHyaenodontidaeLeidy 1869
genusProtopsalis

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.

G. †Protopsalis Cope 1880
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Protopsalis tigrinus Cope 1880
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: carnivoref
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2005-08-30 14:44:28
Modified: 2005-08-30 16:44:28
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Gunnell 1998, Hendy et al. 2009, Lillegraven 1979, Carroll 1988, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Bridgerian or 50.30000 to 46.20000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) P. sp. (16207)