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Synthetoceras tricornatus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Protoceratidae

Taxonomy
Synthetoceras tricornatus was named by Stirton (1932) [genotype]. Its type specimen is UCMP 31520, a partial skeleton ([skull] slightly crushed on right side, some displacement of left orbit and pterygoid region; major portion of right branch and tip of left branch of rostral ho), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bromley Ranch, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in Texas. It is the type species of Synthetoceras.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Synthetoceras tricornatus Stirton p. 147 figs. 1 - 3; Plate 6 - 11
1981Synthetoceras tricornatus Thurmond and Jones p. 189

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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()
Ruminantiamorpha
familyProtoceratidae
subfamilySynthetoceratinaeFrick 1937
tribeSynthetoceratini
genusSynthetoceras
speciestricornatus

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