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Sunkahetanka geringensis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Mesocyon geringensis was named by Barbour and Schultz (1935). Its type specimen is UNSM 1092, a skeleton (complete skull and mandible plus postcranial skeleton), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Redington Gap West (Basal Siltstone), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of Nebraska.

It was recombined as Enhydrocyon geringensis by Swisher (1982) and Tedford et al. (1985); it was recombined as Sunkahetanka geringensis by Macdonald (1963), Macdonald (1970), Wang (1994) and Wang and Tedford (1996).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1935Mesocyon geringensis Barbour and Schultz
1963Sunkahetanka geringensis Macdonald
1970Sunkahetanka geringensis Macdonald
1982Enhydrocyon geringensis Swisher
1985Enhydrocyon geringensis Tedford et al.
1994Sunkahetanka geringensis Wang p. 71
1996Sunkahetanka geringensis Wang and Tedford

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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
subfamilyHesperocyoninaeTedford 1978
genusSunkahetanka
speciesgeringensis()

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