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Protoprocyon savagei

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

Taxonomy
Protoprocyon savagei was named by Linares (1981). Its type specimen is F:AM 25210, a mandible (right ramus with p2-m2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is East Clayton Quarry, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska. It is the type species of Protoprocyon.

Synonyms
  • Lichnocyon phoenicus was named by Baskin (1982). Its type specimen is F:AM 25210, a mandible (right ramus with p2-m2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is East Clayton Quarry, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska. It is the type species of Lichnocyon.

    It was synonymized objectively with Protoprocyon savagei by Baskin (1989).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Protoprocyon savagei Linares p. 116 fig. 2
1982Lichnocyon phoenicus Baskin p. 82
1982Protoprocyon savagei Linares

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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()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
superfamilyMusteloideaFischer de Waldheim 1817
familyProcyonidaeGray 1825
subfamilyProcyoninaeGray 1825
tribeProcyoniniGray 1825
genusProtoprocyon
speciessavagei

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