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Steropodon galmani

Mammalia - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

Taxonomy
Steropodon galmani was named by Archer et al. (1985). Its type specimen is AM F66763, a mandible (R dentary fragment with M1-3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Wollaston, Lightning Ridge, which is in a Cenomanian estuary/bay claystone in the Griman Creek Formation of Australia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Steropodon galmani Archer et al. p. 364 figs. Figure 1, 2
1995Steropodon galmani Flannery et al. p. 418
2000Steropodon galmani Kool et al. p. 12
2004Steropodon galmani Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 206, 210

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
AustralosphenidaLuo et al. 2001
orderMonotremataBonaparte 1838
familyOrnithorhynchidaeGray 1825
genusSteropodon
speciesgalmani

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: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialuc
Diet: insectivoref
Diet 2: herbivoref
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-06-08 12:11:09
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Luo et al. 2003, Nowak 1991, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Cenomanian or 100.50000 to 93.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Australia (New South Wales) Steropodon galmani (type locality: 38539)