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Megacamelus merriami

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Taxonomy
Pliauchenia merriami was named by Frick (1921). Its type locality is Mount Eden, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Mt. Eden Formation of California. It is the type species of Megacamelus.

It was recombined as Titanotylopus merriami by Webb (1965); it was recombined as Megacamelus merriami by Harrison (1985) and Honey et al. (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1921Pliauchenia merriami Frick
1965Titanotylopus merriami Webb
1985Megacamelus merriami Harrison
1998Megacamelus merriami Honey et al.

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyCameloidea
familyCamelidae
subfamilyCamelinaeGray 1821
tribeCameliniGray 1821
genusMegacamelus
speciesmerriami()

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