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Phoberocyon johnhenryi

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Aelurodon johnhenryi was named by White (1947). Its type specimen is MCZ 4059, a mandible (right mandible with C, P2 to M2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Thomas Farm, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial sandstone/claystone in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

It was recombined as Hemicyon (Phoberocyon) johnhenryi by Tedford and Frailey (1976); it was recombined as Phoberocyon johnhenryi by Hunt (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1947Aelurodon johnhenryi White p. 503 figs. Fig, 3, B and C
1976Hemicyon (Phoberocyon) johnhenryi Tedford and Frailey p. 3
1998Phoberocyon johnhenryi Hunt, Jr. p. 181

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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()
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
subfamilyHemicyoninae
genusPhoberocyonGinsburg 1955
speciesjohnhenryi()

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
R. H. Tedford and D. Frailey 1976Relativelyunreduced,nar- referredramusaresmallerandmoreslenderthan rowpremolarswithwell-developedposterior thoseoftheholotype(table1).Thealveolusfor
acrossmetaconidequaltoorslightlyexceeded talonidofM1oftheholotypehasasmallento- bywidthoftrigonidofM2;narrowtalonidson conid,whereasthatofthereferredspecimenhas
M1andM2withlargehypoconidsandshallow twoequal-sizedbutsmallcuspsinthepositionof
basins;smallparaconidpresentonM2;proto- theentoconid.Theprotoconidandmetaconidof conidofM2higherthanmetaconid;mandible M2areloweronthereferredspecimenthanthese
slender.