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Sespia californica

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Leptauchenia californica was named by Stock (1930) [type of subgenus Sespia]. Its type locality is South Mountain (CIT 157), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Sespe Formation of California.

It was recombined as Cyclopidius californica by Schlaikjer (1935); it was recombined as Cyclopidius californicus by Thorpe (1937); it was synonymized subjectively with Sespia nitida by Lander (1983) and Lander (1998); it was recombined as Sespia californica by Schultz and Falkenbach (1968), Mason and Swisher (1989), CoBabe (1996), Hoffman and Prothero (2003), Hoffman and Prothero (2004) and Stevens and Stevens (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Leptauchenia californica Stock
1935Cyclopidius californica Schlaikjer
1937Cyclopidius californicus Thorpe
1968Sespia californica Schultz and Falkenbach
1989Sespia californica Mason and Swisher
1996Sespia californica CoBabe
2003Sespia californica Hoffman and Prothero
2004Sespia californica Hoffman and Prothero p. 156
2007Sespia californica Stevens and Stevens p. 158

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyOreodontoidea
familyMerycoidodontidaeThorpe 1923
subfamilyLeptaucheniinaeSchultz and Falkenbach 1940
genusSespia
speciescalifornica()

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