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Bunophorus robustus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Diacodexeidae

Taxonomy
Diacodexis robustus was named by Sinclair (1914). Its type specimen is AMNH 15514, a set of teeth (left m2 - m3), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Wasatchia robustus by Krishtalka and Stucky (1985) and Krishtalka and Stucky (1986); it was recombined as Bunophorus robustus by Stucky and Krishtalka (1990) and Theodor et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1914Diacodexis robustus Sinclair
1985Wasatchia robustus Krishtalka and Stucky
1986Wasatchia robustus Krishtalka and Stucky
1990Bunophorus robustus Stucky and Krishtalka p. 164 fig. 6
2007Bunophorus robustus 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
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
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. K. Stucky and L. Krishtalka 1990Differs from all other species of Bunophorus (except B. grangeri) in having prominent paraconid on PcM3 and less bunodont molar cusps; differs from B. grangeri in having a paraconid on P4• Additionally: P4 not as inflated as in B. etsagicus, B. macropternus; unlike B. sinclairi, P4 lacks metaconid, M2_3 cristid obliqua strong and complete; much smaller than B. grangeri, B. etsagicus, B. sinclairi and slightly smaller than B. pattersoni, B. macropternus.