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Sespia heterodon

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Cyclopidius heterodon was named by Cope (1877). It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Pithecistes heterodon by Cope (1884); it was synonymized subjectively with Cyclopidius simus by Loomis (1925); it was synonymized subjectively with Leptauchenia decora by CoBabe (1996); it was synonymized subjectively with Sespia nitida by Lander (1998); it was recombined as Sespia heterodon by Schultz and Falkenbach (1968), Hoffman and Prothero (2004) and Stevens and Stevens (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1877Cyclopidius heterodon Cope p. 222
1884Pithecistes heterodon Cope p. 559
1935Cyclopidius heterodon Schlaikjer
1968Sespia heterodon Schultz and Falkenbach
2004Sespia heterodon Hoffman and Prothero p. 161
2007Sespia heterodon Stevens and Stevens p. 158

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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()
superfamilyOreodontoidea
familyMerycoidodontidaeThorpe 1923
subfamilyLeptaucheniinaeSchultz and Falkenbach 1940
genusSespia
speciesheterodon()

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