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Aepycamelus major

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Taxonomy
Auchenia major was named by Leidy (1886) [suggested to be a synonym of C. hesternus by Slaughter et al. 1962, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Pinsof 1998]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mixson's Bone Bed, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

It was recombined as Pliauchenia major by Cope (1892); it was recombined as Procamelus major by Leidy and Lucas (1896); it was recombined as Megatylopus major by Simpson (1930), Webb (1965) and Webb (1969); it was recombined as Aepycamelus major by Webb et al. (1981), Harrison (1985) and Honey et al. (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1886Auchenia major Leidy p. 12
1892Pliauchenia major Cope
1896Procamelus major Leidy and Lucas
1930Megatylopus major Simpson
1965Megatylopus major Webb
1969Megatylopus major Webb
1981Aepycamelus major Webb et al.
1985Aepycamelus major Harrison
1998Aepycamelus major Honey et al.

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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
subfamilyCamelinaeGray 1821
tribeLaminiWebb 1965
genusAepycamelus
speciesmajor()

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