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Aclistomycter dunagani

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Merycoidodon dunagani was named by Wilson (1971). Its type specimen is TMM 40209-227, a maxilla (right maxillary with dP3-M3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Reeves Bonebed, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in Texas.

It was recombined as Prodesmatochoerus dunagani by Lander (1998); it was recombined as Aclistomycter dunagani by Stevens and Stevens (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Merycoidodon dunagani Wilson p. 40 figs. 28B and 28C; Tables 31, 32
1996Merycoidodon dunagani Stevens and Stevens p. 40 figs. 28B and 28C; Tables 31, 32
1998Prodesmatochoerus dunagani Lander
2007Aclistomycter dunagani Stevens and Stevens p. 158

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyOreodontoidea
familyMerycoidodontidaeThorpe 1923
subfamilyAclistomycterinaeLander 1998
genusAclistomycter
speciesdunagani()

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. A. Wilson 1971Postoccipital posteriorly projected, smaller than M.culbertsoni or M. forsythae, bullae small and slightly grooved, dP4
shows protoreodont-like protocone with enamel wrinkles on protocone and protoconule , anterior crescent on P3 absent.