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Mastodon proavus

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Mammutidae

Taxonomy
Mastodon proavus was named by Cope (1873).

It was recombined as Tetrabelodon proavus by Cope (1889); it was recombined as Miomastodon proavus by Osborn (1922) and Frick (1933); it was recombined as Serridentinus proavus by Osborn (1936) and Galbreath (1953); it was recombined as Zygolophodon proavus by Madden and Storer (1985) and Lambert and Shoshani (1998).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1873Mastodon proavus Cope p. 10
1889Mastodon brevidens Cope
1889Tetrabelodon proavus Cope
1918Zygolophodon brevidens Matthew
1921Mastodon merriami Osborn
1922Miomastodon merriami Osborn
1922Miomastodon proavus Osborn
1926Miomastodon merriami Osborn
1930Mammut merriami Hay
1933Miomastodon proavus Frick
1936Rhynchotherium brevidens Osborn
1936Serridentinus proavus Osborn
1942Miomastodon merriami Osborn
1942Rhynchotherium brevidens Osborn
1953Mammut merriami Galbreath
1953Serridentinus proavus Galbreath
1985Zygolophodon proavus Madden and Storer
1998Zygolophodon proavus Lambert and Shoshani

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
suborderElephantiformesTassy 1988
ElephantimorphaTassy and Shoshani 1997
MammutidaTassy and Shoshani 1997
familyMammutidaeHay 1922
genusMastodonBlumenbach 1799
speciesproavus

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