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Desmiodus

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Taxonomy
Desmiodus was named by St. John and Worthen (1875) [Sepkoski's age data: C Vise-u Sepkoski's reference number: 451]. It is not extant. Its type is Desmiodus tumidus.

It was assigned to Orodontidae by Hay (1902) and Jordan (1963); to Desmiodontida by Zangerl (1981) and Sepkoski (2002); and to Euchondrocephali by Ginter et al. (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1875Desmiodus St. John and Worthen
1902Desmiodus Hay p. 297
1963Desmiodus Jordan p. 595
1981Desmiodus Zangerl p. 63
2002Desmiodus Sepkoski, Jr.
2010Desmiodus Ginter et al. p. 151

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
RankNameAuthor
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
classChondrichthyes
subclassHolocephali(Bonaparte 1832)
genusDesmiodusSt. John and Worthen 1875

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: marinesubp
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektobenthico
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2009-07-21 06:36:22
Modified: 2009-07-21 08:36:22
Source: o = order, subp = subphylum
References: Wagner 2017, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Sakmarian or 295.50000 to 290.10000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sakmarian295.5 - 290.1USA (Kansas) D. sp. (130783 130788)