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Prosqualodon australis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Prosqualodontidae

Taxonomy
Prosqualodon australis was named by Lydekker (1894) [specimen number not listed in Lydekker. Kellogg (1923) states that the type specimen i sin the Museo de La Plata, Argentina]. Its type specimen is MLP 5-9, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bryn Gwyn, which is in a Burdigalian marine siltstone/sandstone in the Gaiman Formation of Argentina. It is the type species of Prosqualodon.

Synonyms
  • Proinia patagonica was named by True (1909). Its type specimen is YPM-PU 15459, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Darwin Station, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in the Monte Leon Formation of Argentina.

    It was considered a nomen dubium by de Muizon (1988); it was synonymized subjectively with Prosqualodon australis by Cozzuol (2010).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1894Prosqualodon australis Lydekker
1898Prosqualodon australis Trouessart p. 1011
1901Prosqualodon australis Ameghino p. 80
1904Prosqualodon australis Trouessart p. 754
1909Proinia patagonica True p. 441 figs. Plate 43, Fig. 1
1914Prosqualodon australe Abel p. 220
1923Prosqualodon australis Kellogg p. 7
1925Prosqualodon australis Zittel p. 86
1942Proinia patagonica Kellogg p. 447
1981Prosqualodon australis Fordyce p. 1041
1982Prosqualodon australis Sanders et al. p. H120

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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()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
Neoceti
Odontoceti()
superfamilyPlatanistoidea
familyProsqualodontidae
genusProsqualodon
speciesaustralis

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
No diagnoses are available