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Siren simpsoni (Simpson's siren)

- Urodela

Taxonomy
Siren simpsoni was named by Goin and Auffenberg (1955) [named after Clarence Simpson of the Florida Geological Survey, not G. G. Simpson]. Its type specimen is MCZ 2284, a set of vertebrae (thoracic vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Haile 6A, which is in a Clarendonian/Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Florida.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1955Siren simpsoni Goin and Auffenberg p. 500 figs. 1B, 3A
1981Siren simpsoni Estes

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
RankNameAuthor
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Temnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
Caudata(Scopoli 1777)
familyUrodela()
familySirenidaeGray 1825
genusSirenLinnaeus 1766
speciessimpsoni

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: brackish, freshwater, terrestrialuc
Locomotion: actively mobilesubo
Life habit: amphibioussubo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Created: 2009-07-20 21:44:54
Modified: 2009-07-20 23:44:54
Source: subo = suborder, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Clarendonian to the top of the Hemphillian or 13.60000 to 4.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Clarendonian - Hemphillian13.6 - 4.9USA (Florida) Siren simpsoni (type locality: 18541)