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Chriacus punitor

Mammalia - Arctocyonidae

Taxonomy
Metachriacus punitor was named by Simpson (1935) [genotype]. Its type locality is Gidley Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana.

It was synonymized subjectively with Chriacus orthogonius by Van Valen (1978), Taylor (1981), Winterfeld (1982) and Hartman (1986); it was recombined as Tricentes punitor by Rose (1981); it was recombined as Chriacus punitor by Archibald et al. (1987) and Scott et al. (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1935Chriacus pusillus Simpson
1935Metachriacus punitor Simpson
1981Tricentes punitor Rose
1987Chriacus punitor Archibald et al.
2013Chriacus punitor Scott 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()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
familyArctocyonidaeMurray 1866
genusChriacusCope 1883
speciespunitor()

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