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Pseudaelurus validus

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Taxonomy
Pseudaelurus validus was named by Rothwell (2001) [not clear what Martin et al. 1988 think]. Its type specimen is F:AM 62128, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Nambe, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Tesuque Formation of New Mexico.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2001Pseudaelurus validus Rothwell p. 5 figs. 2 - 19
2004Pseudaelurus validus Rothwell p. 159

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderFeliformiaKretzoi 1945
superfamilyAeluroideaFlower 1869
familyFelidae
genusPseudaelurus
speciesvalidus

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
T. M. Rothwell 2001Differing from other species by the combination of large size, long dis- tance between c and p3, extremely reduced or absent metaconid on m1, and robust dentary with large and erect rectangular-shaped coronoid process. P. validus overlaps in size with P. intrepidus and P. marshi in North America and P. quadridentatus in Europe, and can be differentiated from these species by the longer c-p3 distance in P. validus, which exceeds the length of its m1, and by its large, erect, and rectangular coronoid process.