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Guangxicyon sinoamericanus

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

Taxonomy
Guangxicyon sinoamericanus was named by Zhai et al. (2003). Its type specimen is IVPP 11818, a partial skeleton (left mandible, left humerus, and right tibia), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is IVPP 73083, which is in an Eocene terrestrial mudstone in the Nadu Formation of China. It is the type species of Guangxicyon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Guangxicyon sinoamericanus Zhai et al. p. 294 figs. 2-7

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
familyAmphicyonidaeHaeckel 1886
genusGuangxicyon
speciessinoamericanus

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: carnivoref
Created: 2005-08-30 14:52:56
Modified: 2005-08-30 16:52:56
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Hunt 1998, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Late/Upper Eocene or 37.20000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9China (Guangxi) Guangxicyon sinoamericanus (type locality: 60126)