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Laccopithecus

Mammalia - Primates - Pliopithecidae

Taxonomy
Laccopithecus was named by Wu and Pan (1984) [Type fossil from China]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Hylobatidae by Wu and Pan (1984); to Crouzeliinae by Harrison et al. (1991); and to Crouzeliini by Harrison and Gu (1999).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1984Laccopithecus Wu and Pan pp. 185-189, 193-194 figs. p. 187 fig. 1-2
1991Laccopithecus Harrison et al. p. 350
1999Laccopithecus Harrison and Gu p. 264

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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()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
Euprimateformes
EuprimatesHoffstetter 1978
infraorderHaplorhini(Pocock 1918)
suborderAnthropoideaMivart 1864
infraorderCatarrhiniGeoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1812
superfamilyPliopithecoideaZapfe 1961
familyPliopithecidaeZapfe 1961
subfamilyPliopithecinaeZapfe 1961
tribeCrouzeliini(Ginsburg and Mein 1980)
genusLaccopithecus

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. Wu and Y. Pan 1984Lower P4 highly molarised. The canine show marked sexual dimorphism. The upper premolars are relatively large in size. The upper molars are spare in outline. Upper M3 is rather large and its distal fovea enlarged postero-lingually. The mandibular body is rather high. The mandibular symphysis extends backward to the lavel of the posterior part of lower P3. Both the superior and inferior tori are well-developed.