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Ticholeptus rileyi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Ticholeptus rileyi was named by Schultz and Falkenbach (1941). Its type specimen is F:AM 42329, a partial skeleton (Mandible with i1 (alv.)-m3 and partial femur), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Cold Spring, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Fleming Formation of Texas.

It was synonymized subjectively with Ticholeptus zygomaticus by Kelly and Lander (1988) and Lander (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1941Ticholeptus rileyi Schultz and Falkenbach p. 83

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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()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyOreodontoidea
familyMerycoidodontidaeThorpe 1923
subfamilyTicholeptinae
genusTicholeptus
speciesrileyi

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 1941
SKULL.-Unknown.
MANDIBLE.-Approximate size of that of T. hypsodus; ramus shallow (even shallower than in T. obliquidens and T. tooheyi); ascending ramus shallow and narrow anteroposteriorly; condyle light.
DENTITION.-Superior series unknown; inferior series approximate size of those of T. zygomaticus and T. hypsodus.
LIMBs.-Known only from a partial femur; lighter than examples of T. hypsodus.