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Tchaltacerus longicornis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Bovidae

Taxonomy
Tchaltacerus longicornis was named by Bouvrain (1998) [Type site is Calta,Turkey. Material held in the collections of the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris.]. Its type specimen is ACA-165, a partial skull (basicranium), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Calta, which is in a Ruscinian floodplain horizon in Turkey. It is the type species of Tchaltacerus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Tchaltacerus longicornis Bouvrain

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyBovidae
genusTchaltacerus
specieslongicornis

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
G. Bouvrain 1998Bovide de taille moyenne. Chevilles fortes par rapport a la taille du crane, implantees audessus des orbites, redresses, avec une face posterieure presentant une courbure s'accentuenat vers l'extremite distale. Section transversale des chevilles aplatie transversalement. Pas de sinus. Bords orbitaires fortement proeminents. Mastoide etroite et posterieure, basioccipital court et large. Metapodes courts et robustes.