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Mammalia - Artiodactyla
It was assigned to Palaeodonta by Colbert (1938), Sahni and Khare (1971) and Hooker (1986); to Suiformes by McKenna and Bell (1997) and Vislobokova (2004); to Cetartiodactyla by Boisserie et al. (2005); and to Artiodactyla by Kondrashov et al. (2004), Metais et al. (2004), Theodor et al. (2007) and Kumar et al. (2010).
|Year||Name and author|
|1938||Dichobunoidea Colbert p. 105|
|1971||Dichobunoidea Sahni and Khare p. 50|
|1986||Dichobunoidea Hooker p. 376|
|1997||Dichobunoidea McKenna and Bell p. 399|
|2004||Dichobunoidea Kondrashov et al. p. 205|
|2004||Dichobunoidea Metais et al. p. 179|
|2004||Dichobunoidea Vislobokova p. 90|
|2005||Dichobunoidea Boisserie et al.|
|2007||Dichobunoidea Theodor et al. p. 39|
|2010||Dichobunoidea Kumar et al. p. 1247|
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|E. H. Colbert 1938||
Small, pnm1t1ve artiodactyls. Skull usually of generalized form; certain specializations appear in the most advanced and latest genera. Basicranial foramina separate, basicranium normal, paroccipital processes short and projected posteriorly, auditory bulla usually cartilaginous. Orbit centrally located. Complete dental formula; upper molars with five or six cusps (protoconule and hypocone). Feet tetradactyl, metapodials not coalesced.