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Agriotherium

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Agriotherium was named by Wagner (1837) [type South Asian A. sivalensis; accidentally ]. Its type is Agriotherium sivalensis.

It was assigned to Agriotheriinae by Hendey (1974); to Agriotheriini by Chorn and Hoffman (1978); to Hemicyoninae by Qiu et al. (1991); to Ursavini by Hunt (1998); and to Ursidae by Wagner (1837), Kurten (1968), Carroll (1988), Salesa et al. (2006) and Werdelin and Peigne (2010).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1837Agriotherium Wagner
1845Hyaenarctos Falconer and Cautley
1968Agriotherium Kurten p. 119
1974Agriotherium Hendey p. 68
1978Agriotherium Chorn and Hoffman p. 3
1988Agriotherium Carroll
1991Agriotherium Qiu et al.
1998Agriotherium Hunt, Jr. p. 182
2006Agriotherium Salesa et al. p. 381
2010Agriotherium Werdelin and Peigne p. 612

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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()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Ursida
superfamilyUrsoideaFischer de Waldheim 1817
familyUrsidaeGray 1825
subfamilyUrsinaeSwainson 1835
tribeUrsavini
genusAgriotheriumWagner 1837

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: carnivoreg
Diet 2: omnivoreg
Comments: "meat/non-vertebrate group" (Van Valkenburgh 1988)g
Created: 2009-01-04 14:35:30
Modified: 2009-01-04 16:35:30
Source: g = genus, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Van Valkenburgh 1988, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Clarendonian to the top of the MN 15 or 13.60000 to 3.20000 Ma

Collections (39 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Miocene23.03 - 5.333USA (Nevada) A. sp. (18841)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62USA (Florida) A. schneideri (18505)
Clarendonian - Hemphillian13.6 - 4.9USA (Nebraska) A. sp. (18439)
Tortonian - Zanclean11.62 - 3.6Ethiopia A. sp. (22139)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333China (Gansu) A. inexpetans (34694)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9Mexico (Jalisco) A. schneideri (18745)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Arizona) A. sp. (19272)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Oklahoma) A. sp. (18304)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Kansas) A. sp. (18140 18241)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Texas) A. coffeyorum (18097)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9Mexico (Hidalgo) A. sp. (18746)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Arizona) A. gregoryi (19612) A. sp. (19514)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9Mexico (Chihuahua) A. schneideri (18734 18755)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Nebraska) A. sp. (18126 18359)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Texas) A. sp. (18036)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9Mexico (Guanajuato) A. schneideri (18737 18740)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (California) A. sp. (19306 19604) Hyaenarctos gregoryi (19445)
Turolian8.7 - 5.333Spain A. roblesi (40758)
Messinian - Piacenzian7.246 - 2.588South Africa (Cape) A. africanum (59167)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Bulgaria (Yambol) A. sivalensis (184410)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6South Africa A. africanum (22221 22222)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Libya A. sp. (102370 102372)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Ethiopia A. sp. (22160)
Ruscinian5.333 - 3.2China (Shanxi) A. sp. (42273)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Mexico (Jalisco) A. schneideri (189790)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Idaho) A. schneideri (93106)
MN 154.2 - 3.2Poland A. intermedium (33396)
MN 15 - MN 164.2 - 2.588Ukraine A. sp. (50943)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588South Africa A. africanum (21713)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Greece (Grevena) A. sp. (185859)