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Prodesmatochoerus natronensis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Prodesmatochoerus natronensis was named by Schultz and Falkenbach (1954). Its type specimen is F:AM 45194, a partial skeleton (Partial skull with C/-P2 (rt.) and P3-M3, partial mandible with p3-m3 (br.) and calcaneum), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was considered a nomen vanum by Stevens and Stevens (1996).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1954Prodesmatochoerus natronensis Schultz and Falkenbach p. 228 figs. 22, 25

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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
subfamilyMerycoidodontinae
genusProdesmatochoerus
speciesnatronensis

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
C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1954SKULL: Smaller than in examples of P. meekae; brain case suggests slightly more rounded contour than in that species (only available specimen incomplete) ; infraorbital foramen above anterior portion of P4 ; occipital condyles more widely spread than in P. meekae; bulla very small (minute), similar to examples of P. meekae; postglenoid process more robust than in P. meekae.
MANDIBLE: Light; postsymphysis below anterior portion of P,. (Known from incomplete holotype only.)
DENTITION: Series shorter than in P. meekae.
LIMBS: Smaller than in P. meekae. (Known from calcaneum only.)