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Viverravus schaffi

Mammalia - Viverravidae

Taxonomy
Protictis schaffi was named by Gingerich and Winkler (1985). Its type locality is Schaff Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Wyoming.

It was synonymized subjectively with Viverravus politus by Polly (1997); it was recombined as Viverravus schaffi by Secord (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Protictis schaffi Gingerich and Winkler
2008Viverravus schaffi Secord

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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
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
familyViverravidae
genusViverravus
speciesschaffi()

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