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Platygonus vetus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

Taxonomy
Platygonus vetus was named by Leidy (1882) [it is not clear from Leidy's description whether the type specimen represents one or two individuals]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Platygonus vetus Type Locality, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial gravel in Pennsylvania.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1882Platygonus vetus Leidy p. 302
1920Platygonus vetus Gidley p. 658
1921Platygonus intermediatus Gidley
1931Platygonus vetus Elftman p. 13
1966Platygonus vetus Slaughter p. 486
1980Platygonus vetus Kurten and Anderson p. 298

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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()
superfamilySuoidea
familyTayassuidae
subfamilyTayassuinaePalmer 1897
tribePlatygonini
genusPlatygonus
speciesvetus

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