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Tapocyon robustus

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Taxonomy
Prodaphaenus robustus was named by Peterson (1919). Its type specimen is C. M. No. 3023, a partial skeleton (fragments of lower jaws with P4 M1 and M2 in place; fragments of vertebrae, greater portion of right humerus, and head of femur), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Myton Pocket, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.

It was recombined as Miacis robustus by Hay (1930) and Clark (1939); it was recombined as Uintacyon robustus by Kay (1957); it was recombined as Tapocyon robustus by Stock (1934), Dawson (1980), Wesley and Flynn (2003) and Friscia and Rasmussen (2010).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Prodaphaenus robustus Peterson p. 50
1930Miacis robustus Hay
1934Tapocyon occidentalis Stock
1934Tapocyon robustus Stock
1939Miacis robustus Clark
1957Uintacyon robustus Kay
1980Tapocyon robustus Dawson
2003Tapocyon robustus Wesley and Flynn
2010Tapocyon robustus Friscia and Rasmussen p. 58

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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
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
genusTapocyon
speciesrobustus()

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