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Aelurodon ferox

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Aelurodon ferox was named by Leidy (1858) [genotype]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Niobrara River (coll. Hayden 1857), which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Loop Fork Formation of Nebraska.

It was synonymized subjectively with Aelurodon saevus by Cope (1881), Scott and Osborn (1890) and Matthew and Gidley (1904); it was considered a nomen dubium by VanderHoof and Gregory (1940) and McGrew (1944).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1858Aelurodon ferox Leidy p. 22
1917Aelurodon platyrhinus Barbour and Cook
1922Tephrocyon marshi Thorpe
1930Aelurodon ferox Matthew and Stirton
1940Aelurodon marshi VanderHoof and Gregory
1980Aelurodon ferox Baskin
1986Aelurodon ferox Evander
1999Aelurodon ferox Wang et al. p. 182
2004Aelurodon ferox Wang et al. p. 451

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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
infraorderEucynodontia
RankNameAuthor
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
subfamilyBorophaginaeSimpson 1945
tribeBorophaginiSimpson 1945
subtribeAelurodontina
genusAelurodon
speciesferox

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