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Tetralophodon elegans

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Taxonomy
Gomphotherium elegans was named by Hay (1916). Its type specimen is USNM 8255 and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Tetralophodon elegans by Osborn (1936) and Frye and Hibbard (1941); it was considered a nomen dubium by Hibbard (1952).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Gomphotherium elegans Hay p. 21
1936Tetralophodon elegans Osborn
1941Tetralophodon elegans Frye and Hibbard

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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
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
suborderElephantiformesTassy 1988
ElephantimorphaTassy and Shoshani 1997
ElephantidaTassy and Shoshani 1997
superfamilyGomphotherioideaHay 1922
familyGomphotheriidaeHay 1922
genusTetralophodonFalconer 1857
specieselegans()

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