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Arctodictis

Mammalia - Sparassodonta - Borhyaenidae

Taxonomy
Artodictis was named by Mercerat (1891) [1891a]. It is not extant. Its type is Arctodictis munizi.

It was synonymized subjectively with Borhyaena by Ameghino (1894); it was corrected as Arctodictis by Marshall (1978), Forasiepi et al. (2004) and Goin et al. (2007).

It was assigned to Borhyaenidae by McKenna and Bell (1997); and to Borhyaeninae by Marshall (1978), Forasiepi et al. (2004) and Goin et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1891Artodictis Mercerat p. 51
1978Arctodictis Marshall
1997Artodictis McKenna and Bell
2004Arctodictis Forasiepi et al.
2007Arctodictis Goin et al.

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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()
orderSparassodonta()
superfamilyBorhyaenoideaAmeghino 1894
familyBorhyaenidae
subfamilyBorhyaeninaeAmeghino 1894
genusArctodictis(Mercerat 1891)

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
A. Forasiepi et al. 2004Borhyaenids of medium to large size that are characterized by the following character association: opening of the infraorbitary foramen above m1, palate expanded behind the last molar, fused or strongly ankylosed dentaries at the symphysis, P/p 1 transversely oriented, m1-3 with a descendent labial lobe of the crown on the posterior root, and globe-shaped roots in the premolars.