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Euceratherium americanum

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Bovidae

Taxonomy
Taurotragus americanus was named by Gidley (1913). Its type specimen is USNM 7622, a maxilla (upper right cheek teeth except P2/), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Cumberland Cave, which is in an Irvingtonian cave horizon in Maryland.

It was recombined as Euceratherium americanum by Gazin (1933) and Frick (1937); it was synonymized subjectively with Euceratherium collinum by Kurten and Anderson (1980).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Taurotragus americanus Gidley
1933Euceratherium americanum Gazin p. 164
1937Euceratherium americanum Frick

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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
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyBovidae
genusEuceratheriumFurlong and Sinclair 1904
speciesamericanum()

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