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Prodaphaenus uintensis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Miacidae

Taxonomy
Miacis uintensis was named by Osborn (1895). Its type specimen is AMNH 1896, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Wagonhound Canyon (Uinta B2), which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.

It was recombined as Prodaphaenus uintensis by Matthew (1899), Matthew (1909) and Friscia and Rasmussen (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Miacis uintensis Osborn p. 77 fig. 2
1899Prodaphaenus uintensis Matthew
1909Prodaphaenus uintensis Matthew
1923Miacis uintensis Thorpe
1934Miacis uintensis Stock
2010Prodaphaenus uintensis Friscia and Rasmussen p. 52

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyMiacoideaCope
familyMiacidae
genusProdaphaenus
speciesuintensis()

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
H. F. Osborn 1895
Fourth lower premolar with a high protocone bearing two cuspules upon the posterior slope, terminating in a talonid; no cingulum. The third lower molar either very small and single-fanged or wanting.