Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Problastomeryx primus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Moschidae

Taxonomy
Blastomeryx primus was named by Matthew (1908). Its type specimen is A.M. 13822, a partial skeleton (fairly complete skull and jaws with limbs and feet, and a few vertebrae), and it is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Parablastomeryx primus by Frick (1937); it was recombined as Problastomeryx primus by Webb (1998), Prothero (2007) and Prothero (2008).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1908Blastomeryx olcotti Matthew p. 543
1908Blastomeryx primus Matthew p. 543
1911Blastomeryx mollis Merriam p. 278 figs. 56 - 58
1937Parablastomeryx olcotti Frick
1937Parablastomeryx primus Frick
1998Problastomeryx olcotti Webb
1998Problastomeryx primus Webb
2007Problastomeryx primus Prothero p. 225
2008Problastomeryx primus Prothero

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

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()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyMoschidae
subfamilyBlastomerycinaeFrick 1937
genusProblastomeryx
speciesprimus()

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
D. R. Prothero 2008Larger species of blastomerycine from the latest Arikareean-early Hemingfordian; premolar row at least 70% of molar row in length. Limb elements longer and more robust than other blastomerycines.