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Bunophorus pattersoni

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Diacodexeidae

Taxonomy
Wasatchia pattersoni was named by Krishtalka and Stucky (1986). Its type specimen is FMNH P26590, a set of teeth (right p4 - m3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Draw East into Distillary Draw, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the DeBeque Formation of Colorado.

It was recombined as Bunophorus pattersoni by Stucky and Krishtalka (1990) and Theodor et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Wasatchia pattersoni Krishtalka and Stucky
1990Bunophorus pattersoni Stucky and Krishtalka p. 163 fig. 5
2007Bunophorus pattersoni Theodor et al. p. 40

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
familyDiacodexeidae
genusBunophorus
speciespattersoni()

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
R. K. Stucky and L. Krishtalka 1990araconid vestigial to absent on P4, unlike B. robustus; M,_3 proportionately more inflated and paraconid weaker than in B. robustus, B. grangeri; M1_3 paraconid stronger than in B. macropternus, B. etsagicus, B. sin- clairi; P4 gracile, uninflated, unlike in B. macropternus, B. etsagicus; differs from B. sinclairi in having a strong cristid obliqua on M2_3 and lacking a metaconid on P4 ; smaller than B. grangeri, B. etsagicus and B. sinclairi.