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Philotrox condoni

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Philotrox condoni was named by Merriam (1906) [type is from "locality 819" the Middle John Day beds at Turtle Cove]. Its type specimen is UCMP 89, a partial skull (posterior part of skull and partial left ramus), and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Philotrox.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1906Philotrox condoni Merriam p. 30 figs. 12 - 14
1994Philotrox condoni Wang p. 76

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
superfamilyCanoideaSimpson 1931
familyCanidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyHesperocyoninaeTedford 1978
genusPhilotrox
speciescondoni

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
J. C. Merriam 1906Cranium with well-developed brain case, and large thin-walled auditory bullae. Two pair of post- parietal foramina present. Mandible short, uncommonly heavy anteriorly. Dentition /3 (?), 1, 3, 3. Premolars heavy, P2 without basal tubercles, P3 and P4 with anterior and posterior basal tubercles and posterior cusp. M1 with well-developed shear and somewhat reduced metaconid. The somewhat elevated hypoconid occupies about half of the broad heel of M1, entoconid low. M2 without prominent paraconid, M3 in general like M2.