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Brachypsalis pachycephalus

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Brachypsalis pachycephalus was named by Cope (1890). It is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Brachypsalis.

It was recombined as Potamotherium pachycephalus by Hay (1902).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Brachypsalis pachycephalus Cope pp. 951-952
1902Potamotherium pachycephalus Hay
1904Brachypsalis pachycephalus Matthew and Gidley
1910Brachypsalis pachycephalus Peterson
1951Brachypsalis pachycephalus Gregory and Downs

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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
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
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Mustelida
familyMustelidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyOligobuninae
genusBrachypsalis
speciespachycephalus

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