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Protosiren fraasi

Mammalia - Sirenia - Protosirenidae

Taxonomy
Protosiren fraasi was named by Abel (1904). Its type specimen is CGM C.10171, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Gebel Mokattam, lower, which is in a Lutetian open shallow subtidal limestone in the Mokattam Formation of Egypt.

It was recombined as Eosiren fraasi by Schlosser (1923); it was recombined as Prototherium fraasi by Fuchs (1973).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1904Protosiren fraasi Abel p. 214
1907Protosiren fraasi Abel p. 29
1923Eosiren fraasi Schlosser p. 634
1923Protosiren fraasi Schlosser p. 634
1973Prototherium fraasi Fuchs p. 75
1978Protosiren fraasi Domning
1994Protosiren fraasi Domning
1996Protosiren fraasi Domning p. 379
2008Protosiren fraasi Domning
2014Protosiren fraasi Voss p. 91 figs. Figure 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderSirenia()
familyProtosirenidae
genusProtosiren
speciesfraasi

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.

Protosiren fraasi Abel 1904
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticf
Diet: herbivoref
Reproduction: viviparousf
Created: 2005-09-11 17:02:09
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:41:33
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Hendy et al. 2009, Carroll 1988, Domning 1978

Age range: Lutetian or 47.80000 to 41.30000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Egypt Protosiren fraasi (type locality: 58456)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Hungary Protosiren fraasi (49887)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Germany Protosiren fraasi (121968)