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Palaeotapirus

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Taxonomy
Palaeotapirus was named by Filhol (1888). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Tapiridae by Carroll (1988) and Prothero and Schoch (1989).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Palaeotapirus Filhol
1988Palaeotapirus Carroll
1989Palaeotapirus Prothero and Schoch p. 534

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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
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
Tapiromorpha(Haeckel 1873)
Ceratomorpha(Wood 1937)
superfamilyTapiroideaGill 1872
familyTapiridae
genusPalaeotapirusFilhol 1888

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: browserf
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-08-22 20:13:37
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Astaracian or 15.97000 to 11.60800 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Astaracian15.97 - 11.608China (Shandong) P. xiejiaheensis, Anchitherium sp. (41810)