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Smilodectes gracilis

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

Taxonomy
Hyopsodus gracilis was named by Marsh (1871). Its type specimen is YPM 11800, a mandible (anterior part of a left mandibular ramus containing p4, m1, and a portion of p3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming. It is the type species of Smilodectes.

It was recombined as Notharctus gracilis by Cope (1872), Troxell (1926) and Robinson (1957); it was recombined as Sarcolemur gracilis by Osborn (1902); it was recombined as Smilodectes gracilis by Wortman (1903), Matthew (1909), Gazin (1958), Gazin (1968), Gazin (1976), Gingerich (1979) and Eaton (1982).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1871Hyopsodus gracilis Marsh
1872Notharctus gracilis Cope
1899Hyopsodus gracilis Matthew
1902Sarcolemur gracilis Osborn
1903Smilodectes gracilis Wortman p. 362–363
1909Smilodectes gracilis Matthew
1917Aphanolemur gibbosus Granger and Gregory
1917Notharctus matthewi Granger and Gregory
1926Notharctus gracilis Troxell
1957Notharctus gracilis Robinson
1958Smilodectes gracilis Gazin
1968Smilodectes gracilis Gazin
1976Smilodectes gracilis Gazin
1979Smilodectes gracilis Gingerich p. 155
1982Smilodectes gracilis Eaton

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
familyNotharctidaeTrouessart 1879
genusSmilodectes
speciesgracilis()

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