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Ticholeptus calimontanus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Merychyus calimontanus was named by Dougherty (1940). Its type specimen is CIT 2543, a partial skeleton (Partial skull with I1-M3, right calcaneum, left astragalus, metatarsal, and proximal phalanx), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Padrones Spring, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in California.

It was synonymized subjectively with Merychyus elegans by Kelly and Lander (1988); it was synonymized subjectively with Merychyus smithi by Lander (1998); it was recombined as Ticholeptus calimontanus by Schultz and Falkenbach (1941), Repenning and Vedder (1961), Munthe (1979) and Stevens and Stevens (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1940Merychyus calimontanus Dougherty
1941Ticholeptus calimontanus Schultz and Falkenbach p. 75
1961Ticholeptus calimontanus Repenning and Vedder
1979Ticholeptus calimontanus Munthe
2007Ticholeptus calimontanus Stevens and Stevens p. 164

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyOreodontoidea
familyMerycoidodontidaeThorpe 1923
subfamilyTicholeptinae
genusTicholeptus
speciescalimontanus()

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1941SKULL.-Known only from palate and fragmentary maxilla; smallest form of the genus.
MANDIBLE.-Known only from fragmentary specimen. DENTITION.-Smallest dental series of the genus. LIMBs.-Known only from foot bones.