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Turgidodon praesagus

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Alphadontidae

Taxonomy
Delphodon praesagus was named by Russell (1952). Its type locality is 6.4 km below mouth of Berry Creek, which is in a Judithian terrestrial horizon in the Oldman Formation of Canada. It is the type species of Turgidodon.

It was recombined as Alphadon praesagus by Sahni (1972), Clemens (1973), Clemens (1979), Fox (1979) and Montellano (1992); it was recombined as Turgidodon praesagus by Cifelli (1990), Eaton (1993), Johanson (1996) and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1952Delphodon praesagus Russell
1972Alphadon praesagus Sahni
1973Alphadon praesagus Clemens
1979Alphadon praesagus Clemens p. 193
1979Alphadon praesagus Fox
1990Turgidodon praesagus Cifelli
1992Alphadon praesagus Montellano
1993Turgidodon praesagus Eaton
1996Turgidodon praesagus Johanson
2004Turgidodon praesagus Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 443, 456

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialia()
orderDidelphimorphiaGill 1872
familyAlphadontidaeMarshall et al. 1990
genusTurgidodon
speciespraesagus()

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