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Protapirus simplex

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Taxonomy
Protapirus simplex was named by Wortman and Earle (1893). Its type specimen is AMNH 660, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Oreodon Layer (1892 AMNH Collection), which is in an Orellan terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of South Dakota.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Protapirus simplex Wortman and Earle p. 168
1894Tanyops undans Marsh
1896Protapirus validus Hatcher
1998Protapirus simplex Albright p. 203
2005Protapirus simplex Colbert p. 6

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
Tapiromorpha(Haeckel 1873)
Ceratomorpha(Wood 1937)
superfamilyTapiroideaGill 1872
familyTapiridae
genusProtapirusFilhol 1877
speciessimplex

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