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Pogonodon davisi

Mammalia - Carnivora - Nimravidae

Taxonomy
Pogonodon davisi was named by Merriam (1906). Its type specimen is UCMP 789, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Hoplophoneus davisi by Matthew (1910); it was recombined as Nimravus davisi by Fremd (1994); it was synonymized subjectively with Pogonodon platycopis by Bryant (1996).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1906Pogonodon davisi Merriam p. 53 figs. Pl. 6, Figs. 1 - 3
1910Hoplophoneus davisi Matthew
1920Pogonodon davisi Thorpe
1994Nimravus davisi Fremd

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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
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderFeliformiaKretzoi 1945
familyNimravidaeCope 1880
subfamilyNimravinaeTrouessart 1885
genusPogonodonCope 1880
speciesdavisi

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
J. C. Merriam 1906Skull large, sagittal crest very high and thin, brain case small. Dentition 3/, 1/, 3/, 1/. Third upper incisors relatively large. Upper canines large but not greatly compressed laterally. P2 very small, one-rooted. P4 without deuterocone, with incipient protostyle, not exceeding the superior canine in antero-posterior diameter. M1 small, narrow transversely, without distinct internal or protocone lobe.