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Leptomeryx evansi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Leptomerycidae

Taxonomy
Leptomeryx evansi was named by Leidy (1853) [genotype]. Its type specimen is USNM 157, a partial skull (partial skull and associated mandible), and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Leptomeryx.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1853Leptomeryx evansi Leidy p. 394
1857Leptomeryx evansi Leidy p. 89
1873Trimerodus cedrensis Cope
1873Trimerodus cedreusis Cope p. 8
1934Leptomeryx lenis Cook p. 154
1940Leptomeryx evansi Scott p. 553
2001Leptomeryx evansi Vislobokova p. S138
2002Leptomeryx evansi Korth and Diamond p. 113 figs. 2, 3

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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()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyLeptomerycidaeZittel 1893
genusLeptomeryx
speciesevansi

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
W. W. Korth and M. E. Diamond 2002Intermediate-sized species; enamel on cheek teeth highly crenulated; Palaeomeryx-fold present on lower molars; entoconulid on M3 cylin- drical with deep posterior valley, separating it from the hypoconulid; protostyle present on upper molars.