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Tetraclaenodon puercensis

Mammalia - Ungulata - Phenacodontidae

Taxonomy
Phenacodus puercensis was named by Cope (1881).

It was recombined as Protogonia puercensis by Cope (1888); it was recombined as Euprotogonia puercensis by Osborn and Earle (1895) and Matthew (1897); it was recombined as Tetraclaenodon puercensis by Hay (1902), Matthew (1915), Matthew (1937), West (1970), West (1971), West (1976), Rigby (1980), Winterfeld (1982), McKenna et al. (1987), Thewissen (1990), Secord (1998) and Scott et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1881Phenacodus puercensis Cope p. 492
1881Protogonia subquadrata Cope p. 492
1882Protogonia plicifera Cope p. 833
1883Phenacodus calceolatus Cope p. 561
1888Mioclaenus floverianus Cope
1888Protogonia puercensis Cope
1888Protogonia zuniensis Cope
1892Tetraclaenodon floverianus Scott p. 300
1893Euprotogonia subquadrata Cope
1895Euprotogonia puercensis Osborn and Earle
1897Euprotogonia minor Matthew
1897Euprotogonia puercensis Matthew
1897Tetraclaenodon minor Matthew
1902Tetraclaenodon minor Hay p. 603
1902Tetraclaenodon puercensis Hay p. 603
1902Tetraclaenodon subquadratus Hay p. 603
1915Tetraclaenodon floverianus Granger
1915Tetraclaenodon puercensis Matthew
1935Tetraclaenodon symbolicus Gidley
1937Tetraclaenodon pliciferus Matthew
1937Tetraclaenodon puercensis Matthew
1937Tetraclaenodon subquadratus Matthew
1937Tetraclaenodon subquadratus Simpson
1970Tetraclaenodon puercensis West
1971Tetraclaenodon pliciferus West
1971Tetraclaenodon puercensis West
1972Tetraclaenodon floverianus Melville
1976Tetraclaenodon puercensis West
1980Tetraclaenodon puercensis Rigby, Jr.
1982Tetraclaenodon puercensis Winterfeld
1987Tetraclaenodon puercensis McKenna et al.
1990Tetraclaenodon puercensis Thewissen
1998Tetraclaenodon puercensis Secord
2013Tetraclaenodon puercensis Scott et al.

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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()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
CetungulataIrwin and Wilson 1993
TaxeopodaCope 1882
Phenacodonta
familyPhenacodontidaeCope 1881
genusTetraclaenodon
speciespuercensis()

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingg
Diet: herbivoreg
Created: 2011-04-25 09:25:24
Modified: 2011-04-24 18:25:24
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Archibald 1998, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002, Radinsky 1966

Age range: base of the Torrejonian to the top of the Tiffanian or 63.30000 to 56.80000 Ma

Collections (41 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Montana) Tetraclaenodon puercensis (14874 14906 14915) Tetraclaenodon symbolicus (14907 14913 14914 14918 14920 14924)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7Canada (Alberta) Tetraclaenodon puercensis (14822 143200)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (New Mexico) Tetraclaenodon puercensis (14811 14812 14815 14816 14818 14824 14825 14826 14832 14833 14835 14862 14865 14867 14868 14869 14870 14873 14891 14892 14893)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Wyoming) Tetraclaenodon puercensis (14879 14886 14897 14898 14912)
Torrejonian - Tiffanian63.3 - 56.8USA (California) Tetraclaenodon puercensis (14817)
Torrejonian - Tiffanian63.3 - 56.8USA (Wyoming) Tetraclaenodon puercensis (14858)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Montana) Tetraclaenodon puercensis (15044) Tetraclaenodon septentrionalis (15045)