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Stegomastodon mirificus

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Taxonomy
Mastodon (Tetralophodon) mirificus was named by Leidy (1858). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Niobrara River (coll. Hayden 1857), which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Loop Fork Formation of Nebraska.

It was recombined as Rhabdobunus mirificus by Hay (1914); it was recombined as Tetralophodon mirificus by Osborn (1918); it was recombined as Stegomastodon mirificus by Pohlig (1912), Matthew (1918), Osborn (1924), Hibbard (1951), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Repenning et al. (1995), Shoshani and Tassy (1996) and Zurita et al. (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1858Mastodon (Tetralophodon) mirificus Leidy p. 28
1892Mastodon successor Cope
1912Stegomastodon mirificus Pohlig
1914Rhabdobunus mirificus Hay
1918Stegomastodon mirificus Matthew
1918Tetralophodon mirificus Osborn
1924Stegomastodon mirificus Osborn p. 3
1924Stegomastodon texanus Osborn p. 3
1926Stegomastodon arizonae Gidley
1936Stegomastodon successor Osborn
1949Stegomastodon successor Hibbard and Riggs
1951Stegomastodon mirificus Hibbard
1961Stegomastodon rexroadensis Woodburne
1980Stegomastodon mirificus Kurten and Anderson p. 346
1995Stegomastodon mirificus Repenning et al.
1996Stegomastodon mirificus Shoshani and Tassy
2004Stegomastodon mirificus Zurita 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()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
suborderElephantiformesTassy 1988
ElephantimorphaTassy and Shoshani 1997
ElephantidaTassy and Shoshani 1997
superfamilyGomphotherioideaHay 1922
familyGomphotheriidaeHay 1922
genusStegomastodonPohlig 1912
speciesmirificus()

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