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Megaceros baotouensis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

Taxonomy
Megaceros baotouensis was named by Huang et al. (1989) [The type specimen is stored in the museum of Baotou, Inner Mongolia (Neimeng). The number in the Chinese article is: BM 8601, in the English abstract it is: NM 8601 (NM must be right)]. Its type specimen is NM 8601, an other (one right antler, brow tine damaged), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Houshuigou, bed 5, Baotou, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial sandstone in China.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Megaceros baotouensis Huang 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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyCervidae
subfamilyCervinaeGoldfuss 1820
tribeMegaceriniViret 1961
genusMegacerosBrookes 1828
speciesbaotouensis

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. Huang et al. 1989The main tine is flat and long; it is crooked. The branches are short and the flat thin part did not develop a palmate structure.