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Ticholeptus obliquidens

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Merycochoerus obliquidens was named by Cope (1886). Its type specimen is AMNH 8192, a mandible (Right ramus with /c (rt.)-m3, (p1-p2 br.)), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Promerycochoerus obliquidens by Hay (1930); it was recombined as Ticholeptus obliquidens by Thorpe (1937) and Schultz and Falkenbach (1941); it was synonymized subjectively with Ticholeptus zygomaticus by Kelly and Lander (1988) and Lander (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1886Merycochoerus obliquidens Cope p. 359
1930Promerycochoerus obliquidens Hay
1937Ticholeptus obliquidens Thorpe
1941Ticholeptus obliquidens Schultz and Falkenbach p. 82

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
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
subfamilyTicholeptinae
genusTicholeptus
speciesobliquidens()

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 1941SKULL.-Unknown.
MANDIBLE.-Similar to those of T. zygomaticus and T. hypsodus; slightly smaller and shallower than in T. zygomaticus but nearly equal in size to small examples of T. hypsodus.
DENTITION.-Superior series unknown; inferior series slightly heavier and of less length than that of T. zygomaticus, and approximately equal in size and form to that of T. hypsodus.
LIMBS.-Unknown.