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Loxolophus priscus

Mammalia - Arctocyonidae

Taxonomy
Chriacus priscus was named by Cope (1888). Its type specimen is AMNH 3108, a partial skull (incomplete skull with LP3-M3, RM2-M3, and fragment of lower jaw containing m1-m2), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Protochriacus priscus by Scott (1892), Osborn and Earle (1895) and Matthew (1897); it was synonymized subjectively with Loxolophus hyattianus by Van Valen (1978) and Middleton (1983); it was recombined as Loxolophus priscus by Matthew (1937), Lucas (1984), Williamson and Lucas (1993), Williamson (1996) and Eberle and Lillegraven (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Chriacus priscus Cope
1892Protochriacus priscus Scott p. 296
1895Protochriacus priscus Osborn and Earle
1897Protochriacus priscus Matthew
1937Loxolophus priscus Matthew
1984Loxolophus priscus Lucas
1993Loxolophus priscus Williamson and Lucas
1996Loxolophus priscus Williamson
1998Loxolophus priscus Eberle and Lillegraven

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
familyArctocyonidaeMurray 1866
genusLoxolophus
speciespriscus(Cope 1888)

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