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Synthetoceras tricornatus

Mammalia - Ungulata - Protoceratidae

Taxonomy
Synthetoceras tricornatus was named by Stirton (1932) [genotype]. Its type specimen is UCMP 31520, a partial skeleton ([skull] slightly crushed on right side, some displacement of left orbit and pterygoid region; major portion of right branch and tip of left branch of rostral ho), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bromley Ranch, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in Texas.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Synthetoceras tricornatus Stirton p. 147 figs. 1 - 3; Plate 6 - 11
1981Synthetoceras tricornatus Thurmond and Jones p. 189
2019Synthetoceras tricornatus May

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
familyProtoceratidae
subfamilySynthetoceratinaeFrick 1937
genusSynthetoceras
speciestricornatus

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: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: grazerg
Created: 2009-01-04 10:48:40
Modified: 2009-01-04 12:48:40
Source: g = genus, f = family, o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Prothero 1998, Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Solounias and Moelleken 1993, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Clarendonian to the top of the Miocene or 13.60000 to 5.33300 Ma

Collections (12 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Miocene23.03 - 5.333USA (Texas) Synthetoceras tricornatus (18252)
Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Nebraska) Synthetoceras tricornatus (18315)
Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Texas) Synthetoceras tricornatus (type locality: 18074 18244 18347 18355 18610 18623 18640 18645)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Florida) Protoceratidae indet. (18560)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Alabama) Synthetoceras tricornatus (81498)