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Pleiolama vera

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Taxonomy
Pliauchenia vera was named by Matthew (1909) [also said to be 1924]. Its type locality is Long Island Quarry, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Ogallala Formation of Kansas.

It was recombined as Tanupolama vera by Gregory (1939), Gregory (1942), Hibbard (1963) and Webb (1965); it was recombined as Hemiauchenia vera by Webb (1974), Breyer (1977), Kelly (1998) and Honey et al. (1998); it was recombined as Pleiolama vera by Webb and Meachen (2004) and Hulbert and Whitmore (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Pliauchenia vera Matthew
1939Tanupolama vera Gregory p. 367
1942Tanupolama vera Gregory
1963Tanupolama vera Hibbard
1965Tanupolama vera Webb
1974Hemiauchenia vera Webb
1977Hemiauchenia vera Breyer
1998Hemiauchenia vera Honey et al.
1998Hemiauchenia vera Kelly
2004Pleiolama vera Webb and Meachen p. 358
2006Pleiolama vera Hulbert and Whitmore p. 6

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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
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyCameloidea
familyCamelidae
subfamilyCamelinaeGray 1821
tribeLaminiWebb 1965
genusPleiolama
speciesvera(Matthew 1909)

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. D. Webb and J. A. Meachen 2004This species is somewhat smaller than Pleiolama mckennai, but has longer diastemata anterior to the cheek teeth (44 mm) and a wider symphysis (36 mm across the incisors). The P3/ is shorter, with the anterolingual part of the lingual crescent reduced. In the mandible, P/1 is partially suppressed and P/3 is vestigial. This species is sim- ilar in many respects to Hemiauchenia blancoensis but smaller, with more delicate lower incisors, shorter diastemata, and lower crowned molars with light cementum.