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Wutucoryphodon dabuensis

Mammalia - Amblypoda - Coryphodontidae

Taxonomy
Coryphodon dabuensis was named by Zhai (1978). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Dabu formation, Dabu, Shisanjianfang, Turpan basin, which is in an Eocene terrestrial sandstone/sandstone in the Dabu Formation of China.

It was recombined as Wutucoryphodon dabuensis by Tong and Wang (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1978Coryphodon dabuensis Zhai
2006Wutucoryphodon dabuensis Tong and Wang

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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
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Epitheria
UngulataLinnaeus 1766
orderAmblypodaCope 1884
suborderPantodonta(Cope 1873)
familyCoryphodontidaeMarsh 1876
genusWutucoryphodon
speciesdabuensis()

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. Zhai 1978The protocone of the third upper molar is not completely connected to the protoloph; the outer border of the metaloph is anterior inclined antero-lingual and rectangularly connected to the protoloph. The diastema after the lower canine is small, no diastema after the first lower premolar. The proto- and metaloph of the lower molars are V-shapedly connected. The hind metastylid of the second and third lower molars are relicts. Talonid of the third lower molar is long, with three distinctive cusps. The entoconid is conical, close to the hypoconulid; both cusps are high and in some distance to the hypoconid.