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Desmocyon thomsoni

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Cynodesmus thomsoni was named by Matthew (1907). Its type locality is AMNH Rosebud 24, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Rosebud Formation of South Dakota.

It was recombined as Tomarctus thomsoni by White (1941), White (1942), Olsen (1956), Cook and Macdonald (1962), Macdonald (1963), Macdonald (1970) and Wang (1994); it was recombined as Desmocyon thomsoni by Wang et al. (1999) and Wang and Tedford (2008).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1907Cynodesmus thomsoni Matthew
1941Tomarctus thomsoni White
1942Tomarctus thomsoni White
1948Cynodesmus thomsoni Hough
1956Tomarctus thomsoni Olsen
1962Nothocyon regulus Cook and Macdonald
1962Tomarctus thomsoni Cook and Macdonald
1963Tomarctus thomsoni Macdonald
1970Tomarctus thomsoni Macdonald
1992Cormocyon regulus Wang and Tedford p. 225
1994Tomarctus thomsoni Wang p. 63
1994Cormocyon regulus Wang and Fremd
1999Desmocyon thomsoni Wang et al.
2008Desmocyon thomsoni Wang and Tedford

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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()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
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
tribeBorophaginiSimpson 1945
genusDesmocyon
speciesthomsoni()

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