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Tomarctus hippophaga

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Tephrocyon hippophagus was named by Matthew and Cook (1909). Its type specimen is AMNH 13836, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Trojan Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Olcott Formation of Nebraska.

It was synonymized subjectively with Tomarctus brevirostris by Matthew (1924), VanderHoof and Gregory (1940) and Olsen (1956); it was recombined as Tomarctus hippophaga by Storer (1975), Skinner et al. (1977) and Wang et al. (1999).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Tephrocyon hippophagus Matthew and Cook p. 373 fig. 4
1975Tomarctus hippophaga Storer
1977Tomarctus hippophaga Skinner et al.
1999Tomarctus hippophaga Wang et al.

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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()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
superfamilyCanoideaSimpson 1931
familyCanidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyBorophaginaeSimpson 1945
genusTomarctus
specieshippophaga()

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