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Miolabis (Paratylopus) primaevus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Taxonomy
Miolabis (Paratylopus) primaevus was named by Matthew (1904). Its type specimen is AMNH 9806, a partial skeleton (a finely preserved skull and jaws, with the neck, part of the back, and a large part of both fore and hind feet.), and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Miolabis (Paratylopus).

It was recombined as Paratylopus primaevus by Scott (1940), Prothero (1996) and Honey et al. (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1904Miolabis (Paratylopus) primaevus Matthew
1909Miolabis (Paratylopus) primaevus Matthew
1940Paratylopus primaevus Scott p. 614
1977Miolabis (Paratylopus) primaevus Stevens
1996Paratylopus primaevus Prothero p. 625 figs. Figure 8, Tables 2, 3, 5
1998Paratylopus primaevus Honey et al. p. 443

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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
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyCameloidea
familyCamelidae
subfamilyMiolabinae
genusMiolabis
subgenusParatylopus
speciesprimaevus

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
D. R. Prothero 1996Medium-sized camel (M1-3 length = 39-41 mm, P3-M3 length = 64-65 mm), slightly larger than Paratylopus labiatus, but with more robust skull and more reduced premolars. Differs from Gentilicamelus sternbergi in that it is slightly smaller with less reduced premolars and less robust skull. Differs from species of Paralabis and Pseudolabis in having much lower-crowned teeth which are small relative to the size of the skull.