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Mesocyon temnodon

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Cynodictis temnodon was named by Wortman and Matthew (1899). Its type specimen is AMNH 8753, a mandible (partial left ramus), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Vista, which is in a Whitneyan terrestrial horizon in the White River Formation of Colorado.

It was recombined as Pseudocynodictis temnodon by Matthew (1918) and Galbreath (1953); it was recombined as Nothocyon temnodon by Matthew (1924); it was recombined as Hesperocyon temnodon by Green (1952); it was recombined as Mesocyon temnodon by Wang (1994).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Cynodictis temnodon Wortman and Matthew
1918Pseudocynodictis temnodon Matthew
1924Nothocyon temnodon Matthew
1952Hesperocyon temnodon Green
1953Pseudocynodictis temnodon Galbreath
1994Mesocyon temnodon Wang p. 49

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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
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
superfamilyCanoideaSimpson 1931
familyCanidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyHesperocyoninaeTedford 1978
genusMesocyonScott 1890
speciestemnodon(Wortman and Matthew 1899)

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