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Rhizocyon oregonensis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Cynodictis oregonensis was named by Merriam (1906). Its type specimen is UCMP 316, a mandible (a mandible ... showing the dentition excepting the median incisors, p1; and m3 .), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Nothocyon oregonensis by Hall and Martin (1930); it was recombined as Cormocyon oregonensis by Fremd (1994) and Wang and Fremd (1994); it was recombined as Rhizocyon oregonensis by Wang et al. (1999).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1906Cynodictis oregonensis Merriam p. 11 figs. Pl. 2, Figs. 4 and 5
1930Nothocyon oregonensis Hall and Martin
1994Cormocyon oregonensis Fremd
1994Cormocyon oregonensis Wang and Fremd
1999Rhizocyon oregonensis Wang et al.

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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
subfamilyBorophaginaeSimpson 1945
genusRhizocyon
speciesoregonensis()

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