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Promerycochoerus (Pseudopromerycochoerus) inflatus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Promerycochoerus inflatus was named by Thorpe (1921). Its type specimen is YPM 10233, a partial skull (Partial skull with C/-M3 (P2 rt.)), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was synonymized subjectively with Promerycochoerus macrostegus by Thorpe (1937); it was recombined as Promerycochoerus (Pseudopromerycochoerus) inflatus by Schultz and Falkenbach (1949); it was synonymized subjectively with Merycochoerus superbus by Lander (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1921Promerycochoerus inflatus Thorpe p. 235 fig. 3
1949Promerycochoerus (Pseudopromerycochoerus) inflatus Schultz and Falkenbach p. 123 figs. 8 - 10

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyOreodontoidea
familyMerycoidodontidaeThorpe 1923
subfamilyPromerycochoerinae
genusPromerycochoerus
subgenusPseudopromerycochoerus
speciesinflatus()

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
M. R. Thorpe 1921Skull very robust and massive; incisive foramina large, close together, and approach near to incisive alveolar border; bullm robust and rotund, extending slightly below postglenoid process; internal cingula on molar teeth; squamous portion of zygomatic arch very light proportionally, its posterior ascending section rising not above the middle of the orbit, but the malar section is wide and very robust, originating above the anterior part of M2, and continuing forward as a convexity which occupies nearly the whole side of the face; lacrymal fossm very shallow; cranium very wide and low; frontals very wide and flat; orbits look somewhat upward and forward, but chiefly outward; sagittal crest long and thin; palate wide;
C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1949SKULL:Decidedly larger and more massive than in P. (Pseudopromerycochoerus) montanus; anterior nasal-maxilla contact above P1.
MANDIBLE:Unknown.
DENTITION:Series longer than in P. (P.) montanus.
LIMBS:Unknown.