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Leptotragulus medius

Mammalia - Ungulata - Protoceratidae

Taxonomy
Leptotragulus medius was named by Peterson (1919). Its type specimen is CM 2986, a partial skeleton (fragmentary skull and portion of mandible with M3 present; fragments of femur; distal end of calcaneum and astragalus), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Myton Pocket, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Leptotragulus medius Peterson p. 94
1955Leptotragulus medius Gazin

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
familyProtoceratidae
genusLeptotragulus
speciesmedius

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: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: browserf
Created: 2005-08-31 14:39:46
Modified: 2009-01-07 18:24:42
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Prothero 1998, Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Uintan to the top of the Duchesnean or 46.20000 to 37.20000 Ma

Collections (6 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Wyoming) Leptotragulus medius (16513 16517 16552)
Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Utah) Leptotragulus medius (16594 type locality: 16607)
Duchesnean40.4 - 37.2USA (Wyoming) Leptotragulus medius (16826)