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Merycochoerus chelydra

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Merycochoerus chelydra was named by Cope (1884).

It was synonymized subjectively with Promerycochoerus superbus by Schultz and Falkenbach (1949); it was recombined as Promerycochoerus chelydra by Douglass (1901), Thorpe (1921), Thorpe (1924), Thorpe (1937) and Stevens and Stevens (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Merycochoerus chelydra Cope p. 523
1901Promerycochoerus chelydra Douglass
1921Promerycochoerus chelydra Thorpe p. 225
1924Promerycochoerus chelydra Thorpe
1937Promerycochoerus chelydra Thorpe
1998Merycochoerus chelydra Lander
2007Promerycochoerus chelydra Stevens and Stevens p. 160

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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
subfamilyMerycochoerinae
genusMerycochoerus
specieschelydra

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