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Ticholeptus tooheyi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Taxonomy
Ticholeptus tooheyi was named by Schultz and Falkenbach (1941). Its type specimen is UNSM 1-15-9-36SP, a partial skeleton (Anterior portion of skull with I1-M3, partial mandible with i1-m3, partial humerus, 2 partial radii, 2 partial tibiae, 2 calcanea, astragalus, manus and pes ele), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was synonymized subjectively with Merychyus elegans by Kelly and Lander (1988); it was synonymized subjectively with Merychyus smithi by Lander (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1941Ticholeptus tooheyi Schultz and Falkenbach p. 84

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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
speciestooheyi

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.-Smaller and lighter construction throughout than examples of T. hypsodus; nasals longer than in T. hypsodus but with approximately the same amount of retraction; premaxillre joined somewhat lower than in T. hypsodus; muzzle narrow; palate narrow.
MANDIBLE.-Smaller and lighter construction than examples of T. hypsodus.
DENTITION.-Superior and inferior dental series shorter than in T. hypsodus and premolars more crowded.
LIMBs.-Lighter than those of T. hypsodus.