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Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae
It was reranked as Felis (Pseudaelurus) by Leidy (1858).
It was assigned to Felis by Leidy (1858); to Nimravidae by Cope (1880); to Felinae by Martin (1998) and Sach and Heizmann (2001); and to Felidae by Gervais (1848), Carroll (1988), Hunt (1998), Rothwell (2001) and Rothwell (2004).
|Year||Name and author|
|1858||Felis (Pseudaelurus) Leidy p. 22|
|1858||Pseudaelurus Leidy p. 22|
|1880||Pseudaelurus Cope p. 836|
|1998||Pseudaelurus Hunt, Jr. p. 41|
|1998||Pseudaelurus Martin p. 238|
|2001||Pseudaelurus Sach and Heizmann p. 28|
|2004||Pseudaelurus Rothwell p. 159|
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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.
|T. M. Rothwell 2001||Members of Felidae with the unique combination of the following derived and primitive characters: presence of p2 with the usual absence of p1 and m2, m1 with reduced metaconid and talonid, P2 with one root, alisphenoid canal present, paroccip- ital process cupped about the posterior sur- face of an enlarged caudal entotympanic. Differing from extant felid genera by c cross section showing flattened inner surface and posterior trenchant edge, presence of p2, m1 with variable metaconid and reduced talonid, presence of alisphenoid canal. Differing from Metailurus by presence of alisphenoid canal and p2, absence of enlargement of mental ridge. Differing from Nimravides by smaller size and absence of any ventral mandibular mental ridge enlargement. Differing from Proailurus by absence of p1 and m2.|